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Summer 2017 Leisure Painter

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Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - the number one learn-to-paint magazine, teaching beginners and amateur painters for 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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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Paint lively portraits with Hazel Soan
  • Jo Louca paints a nocturne in watercolour
  • Complete your portrait of a barn owl with part two of Paul Hopkinson's demonstration
  • Paint late spring on the river bank using a limited palette with Richard Nichols
  • Botanical painting for beginners with Jarnie Godwin, who demonstrates an iris


  • Paint a scene on Bodmin Moor with Tony Hogan
  • Make the most of acrylics with techniques from Tony Paul
  • Elena Parashko paints a scene from five photographs


  • Techniques for adding washes to line drawings with Tim Fisher
  • Paint in your garden - first steps in painting outdoors from Steve Strode
  • Paul Alcock shows how to draw a complicated harbour scene in part one of his painting project
  • A wealth of hints and ideas to take your painting to the next level from Michael Fenner


  • Paint wildlife 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 summer issue of Leisure Painter - out on June16.