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Capture the essence of Venice

Robert Brindley concludes his series with a demonstration of an iconic Venetian scene using photographs, an oil painting and sketches as reference to capture the city’s light, mood and atmosphere

WATER COLOUR TECHNIQUE S: 3 RD OF 3

These watercolour sketches were painted using a warm, tinted paper. Where required, the highlights were applied using titanium white acrylic

Robert Brindley

is a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He exhibits annually in Whitby, gives demonstrations and tutors workshops for art clubs.

Robert’s book Painting Landscapes in Oils is published by Crowood Press, www.crowood.com; his four DVDS are available from Town House Films, telephone 01603 782888; www.townhousefilms.co.uk

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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!