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OPPORTUNITIES & COMPETITIONS

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Art Club of the Year

Details: All UK art clubs are invited to enter the Leisure Painter and The Artist Art Club of the Year 2018 competition, in association with Patchings Art Centre and Jackson’s Art Supplies. Clubs may submit five two-dimensional works that best represent their club, along with a written profile. The top ten clubs will have their work exhibited at the Pavilion Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire, from October 13 to November 11. A First Prize of £500 worth of Jackson’s art materials vouchers is offered to the winning club, plus £100 towards the cost of a workshop or demonstration to club members, and a profile about the club to be published in the magazines and on PaintersOnline. Two runners-up prizes of £250 worth of Jackson’s art materials vouchers and a People’s Choice Award of £100 worth of Jackson’s art materials vouchers are also up for grabs.

When: The closing date for entries is September 8.

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About The Artist

Be inspired to get out and about with your painting kit this summer with tips and advice on sketching and painting en plein air from top watercolour artists Amanda Hyatt, Geoff Hunt and Ian Sidaway. Jenny Wheatley shows how to use your location studies to create exciting compositions back at home, while in a the first of a new series Yael Maimon explains how to select the best format for a successful composition. Aldo Balding demonstrates how to paint a full-length portrait, Robert Brindley shows how to capture the spirit of Venice in watercolour, Barry Herniman reveals how to use acrylics the watercolour way. Plus we focus on the rules of painting, how to paint figures on the beach, learn from the painting style of Christopher Wood, how to choose the best colours for different skies, and how to cope with the challenge of working from poor photos. We've included plenty to inspire you this month, as well as information about what to see and do and competitions to enter with great prizes up for grabs!