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February 2016

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Ken Howard explains how London and Venice have become central to his work

In Conversation:

Lachlan Goudie talks to Sally Bulgin about his most recent paintings

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Glyn Macey continues his series of 60-minute challenges by painting boats in acrylic. Click here to see reader's versions of Glyn's monthly challenges
  • Discover how, when and why you should use glazing and overwashing techniques with Paul Riley
  • Robert Dutton begins a new drawing series inspiring you to use black and white media in your work
  • Paint winter city scenes in watercolour with Paul Weaver
  • Wendy Jacob encourages you to experiment with gouache
  • Use watercolour to paint a steam engine with Gerald Green
  • Take a look at the design element of painting with Paul Talbot-Greaves as he continues his acrylic series. Click here to see reader's versions of Paul's monthly exercises
  • David Wiseman tests the new Abstract Acrylics from Sennelier
  • Paint a portrait that captures the vitality of the sitter with Leanne Rutter
  • John Owen advises on capturing water in all its moodes in watercolour

  • The A-Z of colour - Julie Collins continues with B for bright
  • Reinterpret your paintings with wood engraving with John Bryce
  • Katherine Tyrrell begins her new series with a look at money-saving tips for purchasing art materials


All this and much more in the February issue of The Artist - out on December 31