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Sunlight and shadow

Join Colin Joyce as he paints an atmospheric scene with an emphasis on tone, using wet-in-wet and dry-brush techniques in watercolour
Stacks at Souter , watercolour, 10×14in. (25.5×35.5cm). I loved the play of light on the rocks and beautiful colours in the sea.


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Painting the effects of sunlight is one of the delights of using watercolour and I just love to get out in the open with my painting kit to capture those transient moments nature offers. Living in Fife, you might immediately assume I don’t go out much to paint due to the weather. However, Fife is one of the driest and sunniest climates in the whole of the UK – a bit of a well-kept secret. I have a wealth of subject matter on my doorstep and I’m not far from the hills and mountains of the Highlands either. Sometimes I can only take photos or make a quick sketch, which gives me material to work up in the studio.

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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.