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VENICE SKETCHBOOK 1

Geoff Hunt presents a selection of sketches made in Venice in preparation for a one-man show

An approach to see whether I might be interested in painting a complete one-man show on Venice* arrived as I was thinking about just this sort of themed idea: spending some time getting to know one location and hopefully producing a reasonable number of works. A one-man show was an even bigger proposition and would involve a number of studio paintings as well as plein-air work. Anyway, an initial reconnaissance trip was called for – it was a very long time since I had last been to Venice.

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Welcome to our September issue, packed with inspiration, demonstrations and practical advice for all artists, covering all your favourite media. Our artist-contributors show you how to paint sunlight and shadows in watercolour, capture the effects of sparkling light on water in acrylics, create a balanced composition, while Amanda Hyatt shares her top ten tips for painting rivers and lakes in watercolour. There are also demonstrations on how to paint buildings, capture the texture of fur when painting animals, how to create a simple but dramatic linocut and showing why oils are great for developing still-life compositions in the studio. Seasoned exhibitor Nicholas Poullis offers advice on how to give yourself the best chance of selling your work, Steve Hall urges you to step out of your comfort zone and try a new medium and Haidee-Jo Summers encourages you to take up the #DrawingAugust challenge. Share your sketches with us, too, to win a prize and see your work published in The Artist. There's plenty more too, including the latest news, views, competitions to enter and our test report on the new Winsor & Newton Cadmium-Free watercolours.