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Painting project

Part 2 Paint spring greens in the landscape, with Jem Bowden

Watercolour

The finished painting Spring Landscape, watercolour, 15×22in. (38×56cm)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to loosen up your style

Paint loose and lively watercolours

Practise mark making

In the first part of this painting project last month we looked at how to simplify and emphasise the best aspects of our composition to arrive at a working tonal sketch (below right) based on our spring reference photograph (below left). I also suggested some mixes for greens, primarily aiming to avoid gaudiness!

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to this month's issue of Leisure Painter. Within these pages you'll find everything you need to learn to draw and paint successfully from how to render beaches and landscapes, buildings, flowers, portraits and birds to how to develop your artistic skills as you work on composition, perspective, tonal values, painting from photographs and colour mixing. Do you want to loosen up your style or work on detail with the smallest brushes? Do you need to know more about which materials to buy, or are you simply ready to take out your colours and paint alongside some the of the UK's best art tutors? Each month there are projects and step-by-step demonstrations to try. Enjoy your month of painting.