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September 2015

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For you to try this month:


  • How to paint sea, sand, ripples, waves and reflections in watercolour with Becky Samuelson
  • Alison Fennell shows how to control your watercolour washes
  • How to buy, organise and use a basic watercolour palette with Tony Hogan


  • Learn how to simplify and paint a flower in oil with Kevin Flood
  • Elena Parashko shows how to use colour and tone to convey depth in the landscape


  • Tim Fisher uses pastels to paint scenes of local interest in part 3 of his series
  • Jane Ward shares a variety of pastel painting techniques to paint evocative landscapes

Other media:

  • Paint three colourful figures in acrylic with Adrienne Parker
  • Learn mark-making techniques to draw a bird of prey in water-soluble pencils with Trudy Friend
  • Anthony Nield introduces the materials and techniques to produce a detailed pen and ink drawing
  • Enhance your portrait painting skills by creating caricatures with Tony Paul


  • Becky Samuelson tests a range of affordable brushes for all media
  • How to mix and use violet in your paintings with Steve Strode
  • Linda Matthews offers advice and tips to the outdoor painter
  • See this year's winning paintings in this year's Leisure Painter Open Art Competition, with comments from the painters and judges


  • Reader's letters
  • 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 the bumper 76-page September issue of Leisure Painter