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January 2016

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For you to try this month:


  • Seven steps to success with Terry Harrison
  • Improve your work by sketching and painting people on the move with Amanda Brett
  • Make the most of watercolour with a special technique from botanical artist, Helen Campbell


  • Learn to see and paint like an artist with Pamela Kay as she paints still lifes
  • Martin Kinnear shows how to transfer your acrylic skills to oil painting

Other media:

  • Arnold Lowrey discusses the versatlity and fun of painting with acrylics
  • Paint a winter landscape using a limited number of pastels with Les Darlow
  • Paint three views of winter trees using Inktense and watercolour with Trudy Friend
  • Wendy Jelbert shows how to use collage and other effects to create beautiful winter still lifes
  • Explore a variety of seasonal subjects in watercolour, coloured pencil, marker pens and pastel with Linda Birch


  • Judith Milne introduces photographs of a sunlit doorway and garden pots for this month's painting project
  • Tony Paul starts a new 17-part series on understanding colour
  • Fibralo Brush test report by Judith Milne


  • Call for entries to Leisure Painter Open Art Competition 2016
  • Art Club of the Year 2016 competition launches this month
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books and DVDs
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and much more in the January issue of Leisure Painter - out on December 4.