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October 2016

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  • Peter Graham explains why he prefers a palette of vibrant colours in Masterclass this month
  • Caroline Sauders talks to Richard Combes about his realist oil paintings of neglected places
  • Julian Halsby reviews the must-see Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain
  • Charles Williams shares his thoughts on frames and framing
  • Cost effective ideas for artists - Katherine Tyrrell provides an essential guide to VAT

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Follow Halima Washington-Dixon's method for painting impasto still lifes in oil
  • Francesco Fontana paints watercolours using the alla seconda method
  • In the last of her series on primaries, Soraya French discusses the variety of blues available for artists
  • How to achieve fine texture and detail in wildlife drawings using just one graphite pencil with Jamie Boots
  • Try Amsterdam Acrylic Paints in spray and tube form with Robert Dutton
  • Paint a self-portrait in oil using palette knives with Benjamin Hope
  • Jo Quigley shows how to acheive originality when painting wildlife in acrylics
  • Ann Witheridge explains the importance of gesture in the third of her six-part series on figure painting
  • How to make grey skies interesting with Winston Oh
  • Giovanni Civardi's essential guide to sketching figures
  • K is for keep it simple in Julie Collins' A - Z of colour series


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities

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