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October 2016 Leisure Painter

Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - the number one learn-to-paint magazine, teaching beginners and amateur painters for almost 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:


  • Learn fail-safe methods for painting watercolour skies with Terry Harrison
  • Rachel McNaughton shows how to paint simple dandelion clocks
  • Use watercolour techniques to paint an autumnal still life in miniature with Denise Heywood


  • How to build-up a likeness from a photograph using layers of coloured pencil with Rosalind Jelbert-Ingram
  • Develop your drawing and painting skills using liquid pencil with Trudy Friend
  • William Mather discusses the business of portrait sketching at an event


  • Transform a dull photograph into a sunny beach beach scene with Elena Parashko
  • Becky Samuelson tests out Jackson's Artist Oil Colours
  • Celebrate impasto - how to use a painting knife with Steve Strode


  • Tony Paul shows how to use warm greens in your palette
  • Tony Underhill introduces a photograph of Guernsey boats for this month's painting project
  • Complete your painting of a stag using soft pastels with Emma Colbert
  • Try simple print techniques and develop your skills with Collage with Linda Birch
  • Elena Parashko offers solutions for dealing with five acrylic painting problems
  • View the work of Gateshead Art Society - runner-up in this year's Art Club of the Year competition


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

All this and much more in the October issue of Leisure Painter - out on September 9, including your FREE 24-page guide to art courses and holidays 2016/17.