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January 2018 The Artist

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  • Masterclass - Dennis Spicer shares his thoughts on subject matter and colour choices for his still life oil paintings
  • In Conversation - Rob Adams explains his pen and ink watercolour techniques to Caroline Saunders
  • Susie Hodge reviews the Tate Britain Impressionists in London exhibition
  • Why use a gallery to promote your work? Questions and answers from Mark David Hatwood
  • Charles Williams muses on illustration

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Use extreme shadows for enhanced light effects in watercolour with Jake Winkle
  • Paint table-top landscapes with Richard Pikesley - still lifes that connect with the landscape outside
  • Ruth Buchanan's ten top techniques for drawing a horse
  • Watercolour techniques for painting misty days with Peter Cronin
  • Painting the land in the final part of Graham Webber's series on painting the elements of the landscape
  • Judi Whitton takes a detailed look at painting still lifes in watercolour
  • Max Hale tests out the new Rive Gauche Oil Paints from Sennelier
  • In her series on anatomy for the artist, Adele Wagstaff takes a look at the bones and muscles of the head and neck
  • Barry Freeman explains how painting by instinct produces more expressive work


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • The Artist guide to open competitions and exhibitions in 2018 and beyond

All this, plus the first call for entries to our Open Art Competition in partnership with Patchings Art Centre in the January issue of The Artist, out on December 1