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July 2016 The Artist

The original practical magazine for all artists - packed with inspiring features - since 1931!
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  • Martin Kinnear unveils a new body of work - the painted garden
  • Ken Howard OBE RA talks about being inspired to follow Turner's footsteps and paint the Swiss landscape

In Conversation:

  • Mari French tells Caroline Saunders how she likes to leave 'a certain ambiguity' in her landscape paintings

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Benjamin Hope shares his techniques for painting plein-air urban scenes using pastels
  • Loosen up your approach to watercolour with Ann Blockley
  • Keep your watercolour paintings clean and fresh with advice from Jake Winkle
  • Lesley Birch encourages you to develop your skills in acrylics
  • Refresh your style with pastels as Lucy Willis encourages a change of medium
  • Hazel Soan continues her watercolor series lwith a look at the limited palette
  • Paint the first of two scenes with Carole Baker using watercolour and ink
  • Barry Herniman reveals how he captures the effects of shadows in his travelling sketchbooks
  • Explore ways of producing 3D images with Jackie Devereux using watercolour and ink
  • Jean Haines demonstrates colours and techniques that will soothe and energise your work
  • Paint successful skies with Paul Riley
  • Bob Brandt how he challenged himself to create a painting even though he wasn't sure the idea would work
  • G is for ground in Julie Collins' A - Z of colour
  • Charles Williams considers the value of portraits
  • Advice on how to pack and ship your artwork safely from Katherine Tyrrell


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Art shop directory
  • Art Box

All this and much more in the June issue of The Artist - out on May 20.