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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Nov-19 > The beauty of watercolour

The beauty of watercolour

Part 2 Follow Liron Yanconsky step by step as he takes you through the painting of a cityscape using pure watercolour


Tips and techniques for painting with pure watercolour

How to paint shadows

How to simplify detail

Following last month’s article, where I described the processes and techniques I use to paint in watercolour, this month I would like to demonstrate my painting process using a major junction here in the city of Tel Aviv as our subject (below). It is the meeting point of three streets: Allenby, King George and Sheinkin.

I love this area, as it’s always full of life and action, especially in the summer. If you walk straight ahead, you’ll arrive at a major art fair, in which I also sell my paintings! The scene has clear large shapes of light and shadow, good contrast and plenty of interesting details. It’s the perfect painting reference. So, let’s get to it! LP

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Welcome to the November issue of Leisure Painter. Every month Leisure Painter is packed with practical advice, tutorials and demonstrations aimed at developing the skills and confidence of beginners and amateur painters. We begin this issue with David Bellamy , who talks about travelling and painting – and the inspiration behind some of his iconic scenes. There are painting projects in line and wash, watercolour, pastels, oils and acrylics, from landscapes and still lifes to flowers, animals, buildings and more. Pick up tips on developing successful compositions, working with essential brushes, colour mixing and painting sunsets, and be inspired to use your ideas for producing mugs, cards and and other practical items. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.