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Pulling it altogether

In the final article in this series, Martin Kinnear describes how, in trying to rediscover a part of his past, and a new way of painting, he discovered the secret of achieving his aim


In late summer 2016 I rented a house in the Yorkshire Dales so I could paint them. This is the fourth and final part of the story of how an idea becomes a project, a project becomes a show, and how you can avoid the artistic mistakes I’ve made along the way.

Regular readers may recall that by early 2018 my new project ‘Beyond Here’ had taken an unexpected turn from landscape painting towards creating a more temporal experience of being there: I wanted to capture something more than simple, pretty views. We pick up the project, which has now developed a life of its own, as I prepare for its launch in October this year.

Artistic baggage

I’ve heard it said that a painting is never finished, only abandoned. I can confirm that it’s true; in fact what’s true for a single work is more so for a show. ‘Beyond Here’ was always going to be a two-year project, but over the last couple of months I felt as though I’ve only just begun to paint. I’ve been putting this last article off because I’m certain that the best picture in ‘Beyond Here’ is just around the corner.

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About The Artist

Welcome to the October issue in which many of our top-class artists celebrate painting in a variety of locations in all kinds of weather, from Pete the Street Brown in Havana, to Geoff Hunt who shows how not to let an unpromising day spoil your painting. Our artist-tutors also offer help and advice on colour mixing in oils, how to improve your compositional awareness, use gouache to paint atmospheric landscapes, create luminosity in your paintings by combining cold wax and water-soluble oils, and develop your skills by working in monochrome. Paul Talbot-Greaves suggests a simple exercise to help you loosen up, Julie Collins shows how to mix the right greens for your watercolour paintings, while Glyn Macey invites you to learn from the painting style of Lamorna Birch by following this month's demonstration. Plus, be inspired as we introduce many of this year's The Artist Open Competition amazingly talented prizewinners!