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December 2017 The Artist

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  • Masterclass - Andrew Marr reveals his thoughts on abstract art in an extract from his new book
  • Winner of the Wildlife Artist of the Year Award, Claire Harkess, talks to Susie Hodge about her passion for painting wildlife in watercolour
  • Do it anyway!  More motivational tips from Adebanji Alade
  • John Roland shares his ideas on how to generate an income from your hobby
  • Susie Hodge reviews the exhibition of Cézanne's portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

Practical painting and drawing:

  • David Curtis describes how he painted an alla prima contre-jour oil painting of a picturesque corner of his garden
  • In the final part of his series, Peter Burgess describes his process for creating a finished painting
  • Ian Sidaway explains how he made pen and watercolour sketches of trees in every London postcode
  • Understanding and painting structure in the landscape with Graham Webber
  • Judi Whitton describes how to use her drawing methods to produce a reference piece
  • Understand the proportions and forms of the figure as Adele Wagstaff begins a series on anatomy for the artist
  • Penny German shares tips on setting up and lighting a still life composition
  • Develop your botanical painting skills as you paint an artichoke in watercolour with Jarnie Godwin
  • Z is for zeal in the final part of Julie Collins' A - Z of colour series


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Books & DVDs
  • Retailer directory
  • Artbox

All this, plus your 2017 index in the December issue of The Artist, out on November 3.