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Leisure Painter Magazine

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Leisure Painter magazine is the UK’s number 1 painting magazine, where you can find all the latest tips and expert advice on how to create amazing drawings and paintings you can be proud of. Leisure Painter magazine is the ideal source for inspiration, offering dozens of learn-to-paint projects, demonstrations and real-life art advice.

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Leisure Painter  |  Jan-21  

Welcome to the January issue of Leisure Painter, which includes tutorials, demonstrations and more in watercolour, acrylics, oils, watercolour pencils (with an exclusive extra exercise for digital readers), pastels and drawing media. We hope you enjoy working through the festive projects as you practise essential techniques to paint Father Christmas (on an unusual surface), a Christmas tree in an interior and a festive still life with holly, cups of cocoa and Christmas cookies! Our year-long series on acrylics for beginners starts this month with an introduction to materials and techniques. There are also tutorials, demonstrations and practical advice on colour mixing, simple perspective, painting from photograph, painting in series – and more.

Leisure Painter magazine was founded in 1967 and is the UK's most popular art and painting magazine that is published 12 times a year. The award-winning company was created to assist amateur artists of all levels and cover all aspects of painting and drawing including pencils, acrylics, charcoals, oil paints, pastels and watercolours. Not only does Leisure Painter cover a range of materials, but also a huge variety of topics are covered too, including flowers, landscapes, buildings, animals, boats and portraits.

With Leisure Painter magazine, you can gain access to an online community of like-minded artists who share their top tips and advice on how to develop your skills, as well as enter regular competitions including David Bellamy's sketchbook challenge. Plus, you can pour over the exhibition and art events pages to find opportunities to dive further into your hobby with other enthusiasts.

Try your hand at one of the Leisure Painter’s painting projects - for example, “how to capture the character of an old building using watercolours” or “step-by-step guides on how to complete your drawing of distant mountains with charcoal”. Regular projects from our regular contributors are a great way to expand your artistic skill set.

Subscribe today to Leisure Painter Magazine UK and access these regular benefits:

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  • Art Competitions
  • The sketchbook challenge
  • Master wet-into-wet watercolour tips
  • Seasonal features
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Leisure Painter

Highly inspirational magazine. Reviewed Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Leisure Painter

I really like having the learning outcomes set out at the beginning of the lessons Reviewed Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Leisure Painter

I love Leisure Painter and am so excited when I get a new issue. It is my main source of material for improving my painting skills. There's always something useful in an issue. Reviewed Saturday, August 29, 2020

Leisure Painter

I have learned a lot with the step by step tutorials. I have also tried new media. Always enjoy seeing what other artists are doing. Reviewed Friday, July 10, 2020

Leisure Painter

Perfect for the hobby painter Reviewed Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Leisure Painter Jan-21.

Welcome from the editor Welcome to the Christmas issue of Leisure Painter. We have had great fun putting this issue together for you with all its festive projects and seasonal inspiration. Liz Chaderton continues her...
Diary IDEAS AND ONLINE EVENTS TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN YOU THIS MONTH NEWS Richard Jarvis Moorhens, Mallards & Mayflies, linocut, 6x6in. (15x15cm) The Natural Eye Winning works at the Soci...
Exhibitions Anne Bullen Gallery closures Anne Bullen’s drawing Hold it Round his Neck at the Osborne Studio Gallery, 1 to 19 December At the time of going to press art galleries around the country are ...
Letters SHARE YOUR TIPS, EXPERIENCES, IDEAS AND QUESTIONS WITH OTHER READERS Sue Tulk Conkers, watercolour and ink on Arches Hot-pressed paper, 12¼x9in. (31x23cm). Your letters Lockdown inspiration ...
Books WHAT TO READ THIS MONTH Visit and click on the link to books to buy the latest practical art books available from LP’s online bookshop. There’s also 20% off all Sea...
Online gallery Jane Stroud’s selection of works from our PaintersOnline gallery WWW.PAINTERS-ONLINE.CO.UK Jenny Aitken Burbage South, The Peak District, oil on board, 9¾x11¾in. (25x30cm) ...

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