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Learn Chinese Brush Painting Techniques with Pauline Cherrett

Add a new dimension to your painting life with exciting Chinese brush painting techniques by Pauline Cherrett

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Chinese brush painting by Jean Long

Jean Long suggests a few simple compositions for us to tackle in order to try out the essentials of this oriental technique

Chinese Landscape Painting - How to Paint an Accordion Book

Try something different and paint a Chinese style accordion book using Chinese watercolour techniques with Lian Quan Zhen

Painting the Four Gentlemen - an introduction to Chinese brush painting

Maggie Cross introduces Chinese brush painting techniques to paint The Four Gentlemen - plum blossom, bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum.

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Top tips for sketching birds

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

How to paint a red pepper using oil pastels

Using basic oil pastel techniques. learn to paint a red pepper with Tim Fisher.

How to paint a festive mixed media still life with collage with Sue Smith

Sue explains how she makes her own collage papers for her modern, mixed media still life paintings.

Top Christmas gift ideas for artists

See what's on the wishlist of some of our top artist contributors.

How to paint a London street scene in watercolour

Mark Buck demonstrates a busy view of the Southbank in winter

Painting skies and clouds in watercolour

Nigel Wade shares his advice on painting skies.

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How to paint portraits with character

Kathy Barker advises on how to bring a sitter to life by focusing on shapes and values rather than detail when working in oils

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How to paint eyes

Kathy Barker takes an in-depth look at eyes, showing you how to capture expressions and emotions

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