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July 2016 Leisure Painter

Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - the number one learn-to-paint magazine, teaching beginners and amateur painters for over 45 years. Practical painting and drawing features from top art tutors offering step-by-step tuition and easy-to-follow advice on how to draw and paint.
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For you to try this month:


  • Enhance your watercolour landscapes with David Bellamy using decorative Japanese papers
  • Learn to capture flowers in watercolour in 90 minutes with Arnold Lowrey
  • Stephen Coates discusses how to use a limited watercolour palette
  • Paint a scene from the famous garden at Hidcote step-by-step with Gwen Scott
  • Build your watercolour repertoire with Charles Evans as you paint boats, buildings, water and foliage
  • Tony Paul offers a brief history of Daler-Rowney and tests four of its watercolour papers


  • Bob Elcock completes his white tiger using pastel pencils in the second part of his painting project
  • Follow Emma Colbert as she paints characterful pet and wildlife portraits in soft pastel


  • Make sense of summer greens and learn how to add figures to your landscapes with Linda Birch
  • British fashion illustrator, Hayden Williams reports on a new set of Brushmarkers from Winsor & Newton
  • Tony Paul discusses three popular warm blues and suggests colour mixes
  • Make the most of a variety of media to paint water in the landscape with Carole Massey


  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and much more in the July issue of Leisure Painter - out on May 20.