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January 2019 The Artist

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  • David Remfry MBE, RA talks to Caroline Saunders about his large-scale watercolours
  • Susie Hodge reviews an exhibition devoted to the life and work of Christina Rossetti
  • Mark David Hatwood begins a seven-part series on the business side of being an artist with a look at marketing

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Richard Pikesley explains the benefits of working within constraints
  • Paint watercolour portraits with Jake Winkle
  • Julia Trickey uses wet-in-wet layers to capture a faded rose in watercolour
  • Top tips for successfully designing and painting complex compositions from Yael Maimon
  • Tim Gustard shows how to paint your first realistic still life in acrylics
  • Learn to adapt your painting methods for coloured pencil work with Alyona Nickelsen
  • Ruth Buchanan begins a ten-part series on how to draw and paint animals with confidence beginning with advice on proportion
  • Using your sketchbook to work out ideas with James Hobbs
  • Follow Clare Bowen's colour-mixing ideas for creating aeriel perspective in your landscape paintings
  • Make your watercolours more dynamic by using watercolour grounds with Jane Betteridge
  • Bob Brandt shows how you can use reference photographs as visual prompts for successful paintings


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • The Artist guide to open competitions and exhibitions in 2019 and beyond

All this and more in the January issue of The Artist, out on November 30.