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March 2016

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For you to try this month:


  • Learn how to add depth to your landscapes with David Webb
  • David Bellamy explains how to paint watercolour backgrounds
  • Follow Gwen Scott as she paints a sunset with advice on colour-mixing and technique
  • Paul Bramble shares tips and techniques he picked up from spending a day with David Curtis


  • Colin Steed paints a snowy woodland scene in the second part of his painting project. Click here to see reader's versions.
  • Follow David White over the next three months, as he shares his approach to landscape painting

Other media:

  • Heather Gail Harman discusses backgrounds for animal portraiture in pastel
  • Tony Paul puts Nitram charcoal to the test in a local portrait class
  • Liven up your ink drawings with a variety of techniques from Anthony Nield
  • Martin Kinnear presents a step-by-step demonstration of a 19th century realist masterpiece. Click here to access additional information to accompany Martin's series.


  • What to paint in March - animals on the move, clouds and more with Linda Birch
  • Tony Paul provides practical advice on mixing and using cool yellows
  • Ideas for filling your sketchbook with Fiona Peart


  • Call for entries to Leisure Painter Open Art Competition 2016
  • Art Club of the Year 2016 competition  - get your group involved!
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books and DVDs
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and much more in the March issue of Leisure Painter - out on January 29.