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Welcome from the editor

When it comes to painting, do we challenge ourselves enough? Do we use the same colours while painting the same subjects with the same medium, or embrace the creative people we are and make changes? This month’s issue is packed full of exercises, prompts, ideas and inspiration to take you down new avenues. I’m delighted that Tim Fisher begins his latest series for LP (pages 12 to 15), demonstrating how he uses his favourite colours. As you would expect from Tim, his chosen colour for part 1, cobalt teal, is not the usual fare, but adds a terrific punch to a painting when used on its own, and mixes to create subtle and exciting colour variations. Tim will discuss six of his favourite colours in different media over the coming months and it’s hoped that you will find them useful in your own paintings.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the June issue of Leisure Painter, the best-selling practical art magazine in the UK, aimed at beginners and amateur painters. Watercolour highlights include how to paint: a colourful toucan, a complex interior scene, simple flowers and figures. Tim Fisher also begins a six-part series discussing the merits and uses of his favourite colours with a focus on cobalt teal in watercolour this month. Follow nine simple exercises and prompts to develop your painting skills with acrylics and follow a step-by-step demonstration to paint an avocet using heavy-body acrylics. Discover a new style as you paint an acrylic inspired by the travel posters of the 1930s and discover the power of coloured pencils and pen and ink . Plus lots more.