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February 2017

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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Colin Steed completes his coastal scene in part two of his painting project
  • Tim Fisher shows how to add several different trees to one watercolour painting
  • Paint a puffin using wet-in-wet watercolour techniques with Rachel McNaughton


  • Find simple objects to compose and paint in Arthur Begg's guide to painting still life
  • Elena Parashko uses information from three photographs to paint a butterfly
  • Learn how Richard Holland splashes, dribbles and scores his oils


  • Create texture, light and shade using four graphite pencils with Anne Kerr
  • Trudy Friend demonstrates a delicate rendition of a fairy


  • Tony Hogan paints Bodmin Moor using acrylics
  • How to use the cool red earths in your palette with Tony Paul
  • Jem Bowden shows how to change a spring scene into a painting of melting snow on a winter lane
  • Top tips for leading a creative and productive painting life from Steve Strode
  • Paint a street scene with figures using water-soluble media with Fiona Peart


  • The second of 13 Anniversary Painting Competitions to enter to celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th year
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of practical art books
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this plus your free 24-page guide to art courses & holidays, 2017 and a call for entries to this year's Leisure Painter Open Art Competition in partnership with Patchings Art Centre and the Art Club of the Year 2017 in the February issue of Leisure Painter - out on December 30.