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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Dec-17 > Let the bells ring out

Let the bells ring out

Here’s more inspiration for this year’s Christmas card! Using a variety of techniques and beautiful acrylic colours, paint an atmospheric winter scene with Charles Evans



How to create atmosphere in your paintings

Paint a building, foliage and snow in one scene

You will need


• 140lb watercolour paper 81⁄4x111⁄2in. (21x29cm)

Winsor & Newton Artists’ watercolour

• Cobalt blue


• Flats 1½in. & ¾in.

• Round No. 8

• Rigger No. 3

Winsor & Newton Galeria acrylics

• Raw umber

• Raw sienna

• Burnt sienna

• Cobalt blue

• Payne’s grey

• Naples yellow

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the December issue of Leisure Painter. We have a plethora of styles, media and ideas for you to follow this month. David Bellamy introduces his techniques for using watercolour pencils when sketching landscapes, and Hazel Soan completes her series on painting wildlife in watercolour with three exciting demonstrations, culminating in the lion's head you see on this month's front cover. Charles Evans offers a step-by-step demonstration of a snow scene, which is just perfect for a Christmas card, and Judith Milne gives ideas and inspiration for producing floral cards for this time of year. There is a tutorial on painting reflections in different types of water, good composition ideas and an array of tips, techniques, practical advice and demonstrations to inspire you. Enjoy your month of painting.