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October 2015

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For you to try this month:


  • Learn to paint green foliage, landscapes, buildings, figures and water with Tim Fisher
  • Alison Fennell shows you how to paint a portrait of a ginger cat
  • Paint a watercolour landscape in an hour with Colin Steed
  • Paul Giddens shares insights into the latest innovations in watercolours

Coloured pencils:

  • Tim Fisher reports on the top-quality Supracolor water-soluble pencils from Caran d'Ache
  • Try a variety of mark-making techniques to draw animals with Trudy Friend
  • Use coloured pencils to produce painterly artworks of yellow lilies with Linda Hampson


  • Les Darlow shows how to use Mi-Teintes Touch pastel paper to produce a pastel painting over acrylic
  • Bob Elcock introduces a photograph of a leopard for you to produce a portrait using pastel pencils in this month's painting project
  • Build your pastel skills with Helen Simpson by taking time on smaller studies

Other media:

  • Draw and paint leaves with botanical precision following advice from Christabel King
  • Anthony Nield shows, step-by-step, how to produce an ink drawing of a pine
  • Tony Paul discusses the materials and preparations needed to start using water-mixable oils


  • Judith Milne encourages painting your own greetings cards
  • Steve Strode discusses the set-up and colours needed to paint a self-portrait - perfect for our latest painting competition!
  • Try something different with an introduction to airbrushing with Giorgio Uccellini


  • Reader's letters
  • Your free guide to art courses and holidays
  • 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 October issue of Leisure Painter