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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Nov-18 > Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

Develop your skills and your confidence as you follow Tara Roskell and Sandra Busby’s advice on how to draw and paint every day



Find time to draw and paint every day

How to overcome ‘artist’s block’

Keep it small and simple

Tara Roskell Face in the Sun, collage and Lyra Aquacolor in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook, 81⁄4x5in. (21x13cm). Try using collage and work over the top with watersoluble pastels; you could also use paint. Don’t be afraid to experiment in your sketchbook, no one else has to see it unless you want them to.
Sandra Busby Fish Out of Water, oil on stretched canvas, 24x36in. (61x91.5cm). ‘I’d always liked the idea of painting bubbles, but I wanted to add a little interest and humour to the mix. And so came the fish! Despite the simplicity of the subject, composition played a very important part in this painting. The painting was built up largely of transparent layers This allowed me to overlay gentle sheens and subtle colours without obliterating what was underneath’
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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the November issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at amateur painters, who want to make the most of their painting time, Leisure Painter is the UK's best-selling practical art magazine. Within this issue you will find tips and techniques for filling an illustrated journal and how to set yourself regularly painting challenges. There are painting projects from photographs to try, and step-by-step demonstrations for painting buildings, autumn leaves and landscapes in watercolour; still lifes, wildlife and trees in acrylics; and a detail from a ship's rigging in oils. Learn how to add colour to your sketches, follow a beginner's guide to working with oil pastels, and have fun using new coloured marker pens. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.