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February 2019 The Artist

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  • Professor Christopher Orr MBE RA talks discusses his working methods with Caroline Saunders
  • Susie Hodge talks to pastellist Melodie Cook, winner of The Artist Award in last year's Pastel Society exhibition
  • Mark David Hatwood recommends apps to help with your social media posts
  • Susie Hodge reviews an exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Salford, which explores LS Lowry's fascination with the Pre-Raphaelites
  • Charles Williams' musings - drawing Arthur

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Richard Schmid demonstrates a still life in oils
  • Create colourful, mixed media landscapes with Soraya French
  • Adele Wagstaff starts the first of a two-part series on drawing the head
  • Strategies for for creating beautiful, clean watercolour washes from Herman Pekel
  • Vivienne Cawson demonstrates a still life of spring flowers in watercolour
  • Add interest to a winter scene using acrylics in three easy steps with Paul Talbot-Greaves
  • Ruth Buchanan shows how to paint life-like animal eyes in the second of her ten-part series
  • Working with a limited palette with Paul Brown
  • How to paint glass objects in oil with Maddine Insalaco
  • Kevin Scully suggests trying unusual viewpoints for still lifes in gouache
  • How to paint the landscape in oils, working alla-prima with Hester Berry
  • Jane Hope encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and paint unfamiliar subjects for a whole year


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Art books

All this and more in the February issue of The Artist, out on December 28.