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Layers of colour

Part 2 Here’s an easy-to-follow demonstration using a limited palette to help you paint a popular garden visitor in loose and lively washes, by Michelle Campbell

Watercolour

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Practise wet-on-dry technique

Draw and paint loosely

To help you practise using my watercolour technique (see LP, November 2017), I hope you enjoy working on this robin. Before I started painting this, I laid the watercolour paper flat on my work board but, because this is a small painting, I didn’t mask it to the board. I usually mask the paper to a board or table, however, when I work on larger paintings.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the December issue of Leisure Painter. We have a plethora of styles, media and ideas for you to follow this month. David Bellamy introduces his techniques for using watercolour pencils when sketching landscapes, and Hazel Soan completes her series on painting wildlife in watercolour with three exciting demonstrations, culminating in the lion's head you see on this month's front cover. Charles Evans offers a step-by-step demonstration of a snow scene, which is just perfect for a Christmas card, and Judith Milne gives ideas and inspiration for producing floral cards for this time of year. There is a tutorial on painting reflections in different types of water, good composition ideas and an array of tips, techniques, practical advice and demonstrations to inspire you. Enjoy your month of painting.
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