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March 2018 Leisure Painter

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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:


  • Practise graded washes with David Webb
  • Follow Michael Lakin to paint a calla lily
  • Gwen Scott shows how to paint a winter scene from a summer photograph
  • How to find and paint the patterns of a winter landscape with Colin Joyce


  • Sam Dolman discusses the materials, references and techniques he uses to paint realistic portraits of animals
  • Discover the importance of painting in a digital age with Pamela Kay
  • Tony Hogan paints a Yorkshire sunrise using pastels
  • Experiment with two different ways of starting an oil painting with Noel Gregory
  • Linda Birch concludes her journey into abstraction series
  • Paint beautiful insects in line and wash with Liz Chaderton
  • Colin Steed shows how to add acrylic highlights to watercolour paintings
  • Paint natural landscapes and urban scenes in acrylics with Steve Strode
  • Judith Heilbronn-Crown shows how to draw realistic reflections in coloured pencil
  • Tips and techniques for painting portraits in acrylic with Lorna Gasperi
  • View the runners' up paintings from last year's Art Club of the Year competition


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

All this and more in the March issue of Leisure Painter - out on January 26.