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THE PATH TO YOUR DOOR – AND YOUR ART

As Open Studios season approaches, Amanda Cooper offers her advice on holding your own exhibition as part of the big event

Open Studios offer creative people an opportunity to throw open the doors of their studios for an annual celebration of art. Established in 1981, the original concept was for a festival of open studios and pop-up exhibitions. Because there is no selection process, anyone can have a go and build up some confidence at home before exhibiting at a bigger venue. It is also a fantastic way to see some original art.

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Water-based media enthusiasts will find huge inspiration and masses of great advice from professional artists Hazel Soan, Jake Winkle, Cheryl Culver, Paul Weaver and Marie Antoniou this month. Hazel explains how to translate tones into watercolour on paper to maximise the effects of light and shade in your paintings; Jake reveals the watercolour techniques he recommends to paint texture and patterns in animals; Cheryl demonstrates a coastal scene in acrylics; Paul urges you to try quick studies in line and wash to keep your en plein air skills in tip top condition while Marie demonstrates how to use tube black to best effect in your acrylic paintings! Learn more from Adele Wagstaff about the structure of the lower limbs and feet to help improve your figure painting, and the colours to use for skin tones for your coloured pencil portraits from Alyona Nicklesen. With more features on pastel painting, detailed still lifes, a new technique to try and oil painting demonstrations from Peter Graham and Bob Brandt, whatever your favourite subject matter or medium you're bound to find loads to inspire you in this month's issue!