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Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - the number one learn-to-paint magazine, teaching beginners and amateur painters for over 50 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:


  • Follow Paul Hopkinson to paint a blue-eyed cat in watercolour
  • Learn to paint reflections with part one of Colin Steed's painting project
  • Use wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry techniques to paint boats with David Webb


  • Complete Sandra Busby and Tara Roskell's 31-day sketchbook challenge and enter our sketching competition
  • Julie King completes her garden scene in line & wash
  • Be inspired by pale blue oil pastel as Tim Fisher continues to discuss his favourite colours
  • Ann Mortimer shares more ideas for your sketchbook garden journal
  • Pack up yoir paintbox and head outdoors with Steve Strode
  • Learn to work light over dark to paint a portrait of a teddy bear in gouache with Murray Ince
  • Use urban sketching techniques to paint from a photograph with Tony Underhill
  • Elena Parashko shows how to paint an ocean view in acrylic
  • Christine Pybus explains the materials and colours you need to begin painting with oils
  • Experiment with acrylics with Linda Birch
  • Lorna Gasperi offers tips and advice for painting abroad


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

All this and more in the summer issue of Leisure Painter - out on July 12.