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September 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:


  • Jem Bowden completes a loose and lively watercolour landscape in part two of his painting project
  • How to mix and apply colours for flowers, foliage and building with Julie King
  • Robert Newcombe describes his approach to painting watercolours inspired by JMW Turner
  • Follow Alison Fennell to paint a leaping dolphin using loose washes of watercolour


  • Emma Colbert introduces a photograph of a stag for you to complete in pastel
  • How to add successful backgrounds to your portraits of people with Heather Harman


  • Paint a three-colour landscape with Arthur Begg
  • Get started in water-mixable oils with Steve Strode


  • Tony Paul shows how to mix and use cool purples in your palette
  • Eight creative ideas for sketching people with Lynne Chapman
  • Tim Fisher tests out Amsterdam Acrylics
  • Paint a stunning orchid using gouache with Simon Williams
  • Creative ideas to try this month, based on John Piper and JMW Turner, with Linda Birch
  • Winning work from this year's Leisure Painter Open 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 September issue of Leisure Painter - out on August 12.