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How to paint a tiger using Chinese brush painting techniques

Seok shares Chinese brush painting tips and techniques and demonstrates a tiger on rice paper, step-by-step.

How to paint a colourful still life in oils

Trevor Lawrence shares how to embellish your reference photographs to create a vibrant still life oil painting in this step-by-step guide

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Top tips for sketching birds

Emma Price shares her top tips for sketching birds en plein air.

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Painting Plein Air at the Ffestiniog Railway with Mark Buck

Mark Buck shares his process of plein air painting with a demostration at the Ffestiniog Railway Victorian Weekend.

Reinventing your art

Eight ideas to kickstart your creativity.

Advice on submitting to open art competitions and exhibitions

Open competitions and exhibitions attract huge numbers of entries but, as Ian Sidaway advises, there are steps you can take that will increase the chances of your work being accepted and hung.

Colour and colour-mixing in oil by Claude Muncaster

Claude Muncaster, President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, gives a personal view of colour in oil painting and how he himself uses it.

Sky studies with oils by Norman Battershill

Norman Battershill explains the importance of giving time to analysing the state of the sky

Sky studies with oils, part 2, by Norman Battershill

In this second feature, Norman Battershill encourages sources of visual recall and imagination.

The Painter’s Influence - the work of Charles Tunnicliffe, RA

In discussing the work of Charles Tunnicliffe, RA, Jean Parry-Williams gives full credit to the great influence that this talented painter has had on her own work.

An appreciation of artist Stanley Grimm

John Humphreys shares his appreciation of the work of artist Stanley Grimm, in this feature from a popular series, The Painter's Influence, written for Leisure Painter in March 1982.

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How to paint a view of Faversham Creek in watercolour

Alan Bickley shares a step-by-step watercolour painting demonstration of an iconic Faversham Creek scene.

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