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Leisure Painter Magazine

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Leisure Painter magazine is the UK’s number 1 painting magazine, where you can find all the latest tips and expert advice on how to create amazing drawings and paintings you can be proud of. Leisure Painter magazine is the ideal source for inspiration, offering dozens of learn-to-paint projects, demonstrations and real-life art advice.


Every issue is packed full of tutorials and techniques to improve your illustrations and paintings. This magazine offers just the right amount of inspiration you need to draw and paint successfully.


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Leisure Painter  |  March 2022  


From how to paint creative still lifes using unusual containers with Pamela Kay to a new occasional column by David Bellamy, the March issue is packed with step-by-step demos, exercises, tips and techniques, and practical advice on drawing and painting seasonal landscapes, still lifes, animals, birds, a busy harbour scene and more. Build confidence colour mixing using a limited palette, make the most of photographs as reference material, explore edges and timing in watercolour, and find out how to publish your own book of sketches. Enjoy the issue!

Leisure Painter magazine was founded in 1967 and is the UK's most popular art and painting magazine that is published 12 times a year. The award-winning company was created to assist amateur artists of all levels and cover all aspects of painting and drawing including pencils, acrylics, charcoals, oil paints, pastels and watercolours. Not only does Leisure Painter cover a range of materials, but also a huge variety of topics are covered too, including flowers, landscapes, buildings, animals, boats and portraits.


With Leisure Painter magazine, you can gain access to an online community of like-minded artists who share their top tips and advice on how to develop your skills, as well as enter regular competitions including David Bellamy's sketchbook challenge. Plus, you can pour over the exhibition and art events pages to find opportunities to dive further into your hobby with other enthusiasts.


Try your hand at one of the Leisure Painter’s painting projects - for example, “how to capture the character of an old building using watercolours” or “step-by-step guides on how to complete your drawing of distant mountains with charcoal”. Regular projects from our regular contributors are a great way to expand your artistic skill set.

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Leisure Painter

Very helpful.
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Leisure Painter

I love your magazine! It really helps people learn how to paint. Reviewed Friday, 22 January 2021
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Beats the US in magazines.
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This has been my favourite art magazine for many years. Thank you Reviewed Sunday, 20 December 2020

Leisure Painter

Fantastic magazine, full of interesting ideas, step by step instructions and loads of inspiration Reviewed Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Leisure Painter March 2022.

Welcome Winter is filled with inspiration and challenges for the artist. It’s a time to find a comfortable spot, close to as much natural light as possible and simply experiment and paint. Inevitably...
Next month’s highlights ▲ Linda Birch Snowy Day, oil, 12x17in. (30.5x43cm). Draw and paint horses and their riders, in celebration of The Queen’s platinum jubilee ON SALE 18 FEBRUARY • Experiment with surfa...
Letters STAR LETTER Lisa Day wins this month’s star letter prize. She will receive two new Saunders Waterford Rough pads, courtesy of St Cuthberts Mill, worth over £64. The prize will be despatched b...
Diary ▲ Glyn Morgan Cedric Morris in his Garden c. 1957, oil on board, (20x24¾in. (51x63cm) News Life with art The contemporary art gallery, Firstsite, in Colchester will be showing wo...
Exhibitions Audubon’s birds of America LONDON The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh will be exhibiting 46 unbound prints from Audubon’s Birds of America, published as a series between 1827 and 1838...
Online gallery You will need This demonstration was adapted from The Easy Guide to Painting Skies in Watercolour by Stephen Coates (Search Press 2022). Save money when you buy from our bookshop at PaintersOnline. S...

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