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Summer 2018 Lesiure 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 over 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:


  • Paint a roe deer from a photograph with the second part of Paul Hopkinson's painting project
  • David Bellamy shows how to add interest to watercolour landscapes by painting special cloud effects
  • Simplify and paint a busy harbour scene with Colin Joyce
  • David Webb demonstrates the benefits of painting in monotone
  • Follow Catherine Harriyott to paint snakeshead friltllary using just six colours


  • Rebecca de Mendonça helps develop your pastel skills as you paint urban scenes
  • Paint a Derbyshire landscape from a photograph with this month's painting project by Stephen Coates
  • Charles Evans shares a variety of acrylic techniques for painting a view of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Paint stunning scenes in sunlight and shadow using acrylic and collage with Tim Fisher
  • Peter Hayton completes a marine painting in miniature
  • Follow pen and ink exercises from Michelle Campbell for creating form and tone
  • Tony Hogan shows how to select the perfect view when painting outdoors
  • Tips and techniques for making the most of graphite from Trudy Friend
  • Rodney Kingston begins a three-part series to inspire you to sketch and paint outdoors, starting with urban scenes


  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books and DVDs
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery
  • This month's sketching competition with David Bellamy

All this and more in the summer issue of Leisure Painter - out on June 15.