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March 2019 Leisure Painter

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For you to try this month:


  • Understanding tone and colour with Jem Bowden
  • Follow Julie King to paint delicate flowers using a variety of watercolour techniques


  • Estelle Robinson introduces a photograph of a dog for you to paint in pastel in part one of this month's painting project
  • How to loosen up your brushwork and paint with confidence with Christine Pybus
  • Pamela Kay reports on Caran d'Ache Studio Gouache
  • Paint a winter landscape with figures using acrylics, by following a demonstration from Charles Evans
  • Prepare to draw animals from life with sketchbook advice from Liz Chaderton
  • Mike Rollins shares the materials and techniques he uses to create drama and narrative in his paintings
  • Be inspired by Ann Mortimer to keep a sketchbook garden journal
  • Steve Strode starts a new series on acrylics with a look at the basic materials and techniques needed to get you started
  • Anne Kerr continues her pen and ink series looking at how to draw wall, gates and fences
  • Learn coloured pencil mark making, layering and blending with Judith Heilbronn Crown
  • Tips and techniques for sketching from Linda Birch
  • Tim Pond shows how to make your own study sheets as you draw animals
  • Take your paints on the road with help from Sarah Wimperis
  • See the work of Croydon Art Society, our Art Club of the Year 2018


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

All this and more, plus your FREE guide to art courses and holidays for 2019, in the March issue of Leisure Painter - out on January 25.