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September 2017 Leisure Painter

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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Paint a moonlit woodland scene with Ian Pethers
  • Jem Bowden shows how to develop your composition as he completes his landscape painting project
  • Ideas and techniques for painting birds in watercolour from Liz Chaderton
  • David Webb shares his three-wash watercolour technique


  • Be inspired by the contents of your kitchen cupboard to paint still lifes with Rodney Kingston
  • Cat Croxford shares techniques for painting acrylic landscapes


  • Paint a garden scene for this month's painting project with Julie King
  • Steve Strode sketches small studies as he finds artistic inspiration close to home
  • Expand your traditional painting skills by trying digital art with Tony Underhill
  • Tim Fisher uses a limited palette of acrylic inks to create a variety of effects
  • Learn to record the changing nature of local buildings and scenes with Trudy Friend
  • Becky Samuelson puts Jackson's Raven synthetic squirrel brushes through their paces
  • Improve your tonal awareness uisng water-soluble graphite pencils with Colin Steed


  • Paint a nocturne for this month's anniversary painting competition
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Practical art books reviewed
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the September issue of Leisure Painter - out on August 11.