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October 2017 The Artist

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  • Masterclass with Peter Burgess - a new, three-part, series looking at composition
  • Be inspired by winners of this year's The Artist Open Competition
  • Slow down - motivational tips from Adebanji Alade
  • Charles Williams muses - The Horse's Arse

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Celebrate the rose with oil paintings by Peter Graham
  • Judi Whitton explains how to use opaque media in your watercolours
  • Tips from Haidee-Jo Summers on freshening up your oil paintings
  • Mike Barr shows how to paint a successful beachscape
  • Perspective for buildings and cityscapes with Robert Dutton
  • Susie Hodge tries out the new Procolour pencils from Derwent
  • In the final part of his watercolour series, Paul Talbot-Greaves urges you to relax and loosen up
  • Adel Wagstaff suggests musical instruments as a beautiful subject for still lifes
  • Max Hale recommends trying Jackson's ready-prepared linen boards
  • How to add different media to your watercolour paintings with Paul Riley
  • How to paint edges with Michael Jules Lang
  • X is for dangerous colours in Julie Collins' A - Z of colour series
  • Advice from Barry Herniman on what to pack for a sketching holiday on foot


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Books & DVDs

All this and more, plus your FREE 16-page guide to art courses and holidays, in the October issue of The Artist, out on September 8.