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Lucy Willis Autumn Sun, watercolour, 113⁄4×153⁄4in (30×40cm)

With nearly 300 artists taking part this year, the Somerset Open Studios is now the largest open studio event in the country. Visitors to the county in September will have a rare opportunity to view the work of established and emerging artists in their working environments. And it’s not just the visual arts on show; there will also be ceramics, sculpture and metalwork, textiles, wood, jewellery, glass, film and mixed media.

Demonstrations, workshops and talks will be running throughout the event, aimed at all ages and abilities.

The Artist contributor, Lucy Willis, who lives in Somerset, will once again be taking part in this year’s open studios, showing a new suite of 13 etchings and recent paintings, including her Glastonbury Abbey watercolours. ‘The inspiration for my Abbey series,’ she writes, ‘has come not only from the majestic ruins, but also from the weather and its influence. My preparatory studies were made in the autumn, but I have also imagined how the ruins and grounds would look under snow, floods and spring sunshine.’

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Be inspired to get out and about with your painting kit this summer with tips and advice on sketching and painting en plein air from top watercolour artists Amanda Hyatt, Geoff Hunt and Ian Sidaway. Jenny Wheatley shows how to use your location studies to create exciting compositions back at home, while in a the first of a new series Yael Maimon explains how to select the best format for a successful composition. Aldo Balding demonstrates how to paint a full-length portrait, Robert Brindley shows how to capture the spirit of Venice in watercolour, Barry Herniman reveals how to use acrylics the watercolour way. Plus we focus on the rules of painting, how to paint figures on the beach, learn from the painting style of Christopher Wood, how to choose the best colours for different skies, and how to cope with the challenge of working from poor photos. We've included plenty to inspire you this month, as well as information about what to see and do and competitions to enter with great prizes up for grabs!