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September 2016

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  • Geoff Hunt talks about the largest oil painting he has ever undertaken
  • Caroline Sauders discovers how Rachel Fenner creates her semi-abstract landscapes
  • Current affairs illustrator, George Butler, discusses the materials he uses for his assignments
  • Inspiring words from winners of this year's The Artist Open Competition, and judges reactions
  • Cost effective ideas for artists - Katherine Tyrrell explains how to keep on the right side of the tax man
  • Susie Hodge reviews David Hockney's current exhibition at the Royal Academy

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Painting portraits and figures in watercolour with Jake Winkle
  • Haidee-Jo Summers offers advice on recognising when a painting is finished
  • Adding figures to your composition with Jo Quigley
  • Hannh Ivory Baker tests out Jackson's Artist Oil and Professional Oil Colour
  • Express yourself with oil pastels - encouragement from Robert Dutton
  • Paul Talbot-Greaves shows how to select, use and care for your watercolour brushes
  • Planning colour and tone for a balanced painting with Paul Riley
  • In the second part of her series on figure painting, Ann Witheridge looks at basic anatomy
  • Add interest to grey skies in the first part of Winston Oh's series on painting watercolour skies
  • Soraya French examines red in her series on the primaries
  • J is for Joy in Julie Collins' A - Z of colour series
  • Niamh Hanlon demonstrates lift-off techniques for reviving your watercolours


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Art shop directory

All this and much more in the September issue of The Artist, out on August 12.