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March 2019 The Artist

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  • Masterclass - Aileen Wrennall tells Caroline Saunders about her approach to her colourful still life studies
  • In Conversation - Susie Hodge talks to Peter Kettle about his large-scale Welsh landscape paintings
  • We present the six winners of our 2018 sketching challenges, as judged by Adebanji Alade
  • Mark David Hatwood advises on when you should pay for digital advertising and search engine optimisation

Practical painting and drawing:

  • David Parfitt shows how it's possible to paint through a non-productive period and succeed in producing your best work
  • How to paint silver objects in acrylics with Tim Gustard
  • Adele Wagstaff looks at reductive drawing techniques in the second of her two-part series on drawing the head
  • Learn to achieve life-like textures in pastel landscapes with Cheryl Culver
  • Haidee-Jo Summers explains how, by painting unarranged, everyday objects, you can learn about design and composition
  • How to bring your sitter to life - oil portrait advice from Kathy Barker
  • Jenny Aitken starts a new ten-part series on painting landscapes in acrylics. See below for a video clip to accomany Jenny's feature.
  • How to draw animal noses and ears and how to capture their expressions with Ruth Buchanan
  • Jenny Wheatley discusses the pros and cons of using acrylics and demonstrates a studio painting from on-site reference
  • Try Francesco Fontana's one-stroke watercolour method
  • Enliven your watercolour paintings with tips and techniques from Carole Robson


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Opportunities
  • Exhibitions
  • Art books
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice Award

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