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GeoffHunt begins a new series in which he shares the results of his plein-air painting forays throughout the seasons
Greenwich, the Observatory, watercolour on Arches Rough, 10x14in (25.5x35.5cm). My note for the day says: forecast heavy showers, wind, sunny intervals. A Typical April day, and I got all of those, exactly as promised. Most of my day therefore consisted of two half-finished watercolours, caught by the rain both times. This one still bears the splotches of a fairly heavy shower – I wasn’t quite quick enough with the umbrella. But I wasn’t beaten yet, for I had another medium up my sleeve
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Welcome to the April issue, packed with practical articles and demonstrations designed to inspire artists of all levels to develop their skills in all media. Our top artist-contributors this month include Hazel Soan, who suggests techniques for creating light and shade in your watercolours, Ian Sidaway who encourages you to paint a self-portrait, and Paul Talbot-Greaves who shows how to paint colourful boats in three easy stages in acrylics. Practise your skills as you learn how to loosen up and be more expressive in your drawings, use coloured pencils to create a found still life, simplify a busy harbour scene to create a composition full of light and colour, and achieve clean colours in your acrylic landscapes. This issue we also welcome back Geoff Hunt, who begins a new series documenting the results of his painting trips. Plus Roger Dellar offers tips on how to secure an artist-in-residence position and Mark David Hatwood explains how to reach potential buyers by working with partners. Enjoy trying new ideas in your own work with help from this month's artists and tutors.