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Paint street scenes full of life and colour

The New Inn, Lechlade, watercolour on Arches 140lb Rough, 121⁄2X18in (32X46cm). The layered approach and perspective lines help to lead the viewer’s eye to the archway

The atmosphere, colour and movement of street scenes cry out for dynamic brushwork, coupled with a simplified approach to capture the fleeting moment. Whether en plein air or in the studio I usually add my figures where they will enhance the composition, not where they happen to be in a photograph! Figures add depth, scale and movement and a typical street scene will be an equal balance between buildings and people.

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About The Artist

Welcome to the July issue of The Artist full of practical features by our top team of artist-contributors to inspire your own drawing and painting. Learn how David Taylor captures light effects in watercolour, perfect your brushwork with Hazel Soan, paint a summer rose in five easy stages, and street scenes full of life and colour. Enjoy demonstrations on how to create depth in your landscapes, use pastels to express texture, paint a backlit treescape in acrylics, and how to develop compositions from original reference material. Robert Dutton and Judi Whitton offer advice on how to avoid overworking and make the right choices to ensure successful compositions, while Martin Kinnear explains how to manage colour for visual design purposes. There's also a wealth of information about competitions to enter, exhibitions to see, special offers, art world news, courses and holidays and advice on promoting your own work. Whatever your preferred subject matter or medium, there's something for everyone and plenty of ideas to try in your own work this month.

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Sheila Goodman demonstrates how she likes to home-in on the landscape to find texture, colour and pattern, which she depicts using soft pastels
Jenny Aitken shows you how to draw your viewer into your painting by creating the illusion of depth
In the second part of his new series on choosing colours for landscape painting, Martin Kinnear explains how to manage colours for visual design purposes
Carole Baker begins a two-part series by demonstrating how to create the effect of luminescent light in acrylics to capture a backlit treescape
Ian Sidaway returned to Provence for inspiration for a set of paintings for a recent Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition. He describes how he painted them – and includes tips on entering open competitions
It had been more than 35 years since I had last visited
Hazel Soan concludes her three-part series by explaining how to perfect your brushstrokes in the dance of the brush
This month Ruth Buchanan reveals her methods for developing successful compositions from original reference material
Knowing when to stop painting is a difficult choice for any artist. Robert Dutton discusses strategies to adopt to help you avoid overworking
Paint a vibrant rose in watercolour in just five stages with Paul Talbot-Greaves
Jake Winkle demonstrates how to capture the hustle and bustle of busy street scenes in watercolour using two different approaches
This month Geoff Hunt finds himself painting not only by the riverside but also out on the water
You have the freedom to decide what and what not to include when painting, but how do you make those choices? Judi Whitton’s advice will put you on the right path
To celebrate Forestry England’s centenary year and the voluntary work of artists from the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, we present some examples of their work which can be seen in a special exhibition at Bedgebury
GALLERY OPENING TIMES AND EXHIBITION DATES CAN VARY; IF IN DOUBT, PHONE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Check out the latest competitions to enter and make a note of important deadlines
Meet this month’s editor’s choice winner from our PaintersOnline gallery, who receives a £50 Jackson’s Art Supplies gift voucher
If you sell your work or enter competitions, you will be faced with the task of packing and despatching a painting to the customer or gallery. Mark David Hatwood advises on how to make sure it arrives safely