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October 2018 Leisure Painter

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For you to try this month:


  • Practise the wet-in-wet technique to paint animals with Kerry Bennett
  • David Webb shows how to use masking fluid for painting a seascape
  • Use a variety of techniques and ideas from Rachel McNaughton as you paint an autumn hedgerow
  • Pauline Denyer Baker completes our series on painting miniatures with watercolour portraits on polymer


  • Follow Colin Steed's primary colour-mixing challenge as he introduces this month's painting project
  • How to draw a badger using coloured pencils with Linda Hampson
  • Discover a new way of looking at the landscape in the second part of our series on perspective with Christine Pybus
  • Julie Askew demonstrates how she sketches and paints subjects in the wild
  • Learn how to change daylight photos into moonlight paintings with Linda Birch
  • Steve Strode looks at colour, shape and tone as he shows how to paint metal and glass
  • In his final weather report Tim Fisher shows how to paint winter scenes and skies using acrylic
  • Practise your drawing skills with Tony Underhill's still-life demonstrations
  • Learn to paint realistic water scenes using water-soluble oils with Murray Ince
  • Follow Elena Parashko to paint an orchid in oils
  • See this year's award-winning paintings from the Leisure Painter Open Competition, plus advice from judges, David Curtis and John Sprakes


  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books and DVDs
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the October issue of Leisure Painter - out on September 9.