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Summer 2018 The Artist

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  • Masterclass - Ann Blockley talks about the ground-breaking practices of her late father, John Blockley
  • John Sprakes reveals his process of translating the natural world into mixed media abstract painting
  • Charles Williams muses on the work of illustrator, Ben Rothery

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Enliven your paintings with figures following advice from Jake Winkle
  • Jo Quigley shows how to achieve the contre-jour effect in your painting
  • Follow Paul Talbot-Greaves to paint a seascape in just three main steps
  • Robert Brindley begins a new series on watercolour techniques
  • Move from a limited to a more extended palette for painting portraits with Ann Witheridge and Archie Wardlaw
  • Chris Rose demonstrates an acrylic painting of gulls on a tidal stream
  • Follow Ian Sidaway's recipe for mixing greens for spring and summer trees in watercolour
  • Glyn Macey begins a new six-part series in which he encourages you to paint in the style of a great artist, starting with Stanhope Forbes
  • Paint boats on an estuary using watercolour and gouache with John Scott Martin
  • Tricks and fixes for watercolour painting from Amanda Hyatt
  • Julie Collins takes you back to basics with a look at colour theory and pigments
  • Keep your work fresh and re-assess your style based on the personal experiences of Martin Kinnear


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Adebanji Alade's latest sketching competition

All this and more in the summer issue of The Artist, out on June 15.