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Leisure Painter Magazine

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Leisure Painter magazine is the UK’s number 1 painting magazine, where you can find all the latest tips and expert advice on how to create amazing drawings and paintings you can be proud of. Leisure Painter magazine is the ideal source for inspiration, offering dozens of learn-to-paint projects, demonstrations and real-life art advice.


Every issue is packed full of tutorials and techniques to improve your illustrations and paintings. This magazine offers just the right amount of inspiration you need to draw and paint successfully.

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Leisure Painter  |  October 2022  


Practise essential techniques, improve skills, and build confidence as you follow step-by-step demonstrations and exercises in a variety of different media. Learn how to capture landscapes, flowers, still lifes, boats and harbours, figures and more. Find out what happens on an Urban Sketchers’ meet-up or be inspired to paint from home. There’s all the practical advice that you’ll need for developing your own style and starting a sketchbook habit. Enjoy an extra ten pages of exclusive digital content in this month’s issue of Leisure Painter.

Leisure Painter magazine was founded in 1967 and is the UK's most popular art and painting magazine that is published 12 times a year. The award-winning company was created to assist amateur artists of all levels and cover all aspects of painting and drawing including pencils, acrylics, charcoals, oil paints, pastels and watercolours. Not only does Leisure Painter cover a range of materials, but also a huge variety of topics are covered too, including flowers, landscapes, buildings, animals, boats and portraits.


With Leisure Painter magazine, you can gain access to an online community of like-minded artists who share their top tips and advice on how to develop your skills, as well as enter regular competitions including David Bellamy's sketchbook challenge. Plus, you can pour over the exhibition and art events pages to find opportunities to dive further into your hobby with other enthusiasts.


Try your hand at one of the Leisure Painter’s painting projects - for example, “how to capture the character of an old building using watercolours” or “step-by-step guides on how to complete your drawing of distant mountains with charcoal”. Regular projects from our regular contributors are a great way to expand your artistic skill set.

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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Leisure Painter October 2022.

Welcome Whether you’re taking a holiday abroad this year, or staying closer to home, there’s a summer of sketching and painting awaiting you. Steve Strode begins this month’s features with an inspiri...
Letters STAR LETTER Your letters A page from May McArdle’s Middle Eastern sketchbook Please email your letters to: leisurepainterletters@tapc.co.uk We’re here to help! If you have any questio...
Diary OPEN STUDIOS Niddart Trail 2022 The Niddart Trail welcomes visitors to its free event, from 19 to 29 August, in celebration of the work of artists, craftspeople an...
Exhibitions Force of nature LONDON The great American Realist painter, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) takes centre stage at the National Gallery, London this autumn with an exhibition devoted to his life and...
Art clubs Pam Marshall Leaving from the Beach, oil, 21¾x21¾in. (55x55cm) at the annual PEDAS exhibition Highlights Arnold Art Society The Arnold Art Soc...
Books Visit www.painters-online.co.uk/store and click on the link to books to buy the latest practical art books available from LP’s online bookshop. There’s also 20% off all Search Press books in our boo...

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