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Art Club of the

Peter Wright Julia, oil, 213⁄4x173⁄4in. (55x45cm)

Hallam Art Group

Hazel Soan, guest judge, said of Hallam Art Group’s entries: ‘Hallam Art Group has created a great colour wave in its selection of five different styles and approaches, which work very well together and enhance each other. The paintings make me think the club is cohesive and friendly, collaborative and cooperative.’

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the April issue of Leisure Painter. From experimenting with watercolour and gouache to paint a winter landscape and a beginner's guide to acrylic painting to sketching animals from life and drawing trees using ink, this issue is packed with practical advice and information for the amateur painter. There is a plethora of demonstrations to paint in watercolour, acrylic, water-mixable oils, pastels and more to help build confidence and skills along with projects from photographs, tips and techniques and inspiration. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.

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Loosen up and enjoy making the most of watercolour’s fluid and vibrant properties as you paint a winter landscape, with Adrienne Parker
Part 1 Jem Bowden introduces this month’s painting subject from a photograph – the beach at Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall
Part 1 Learn to draw and paint a portrait of an eagle owl, with Kerry Bennett
Part 2 Estelle Robinson completes her portrait of Poppy, the alsatian, by adding the eyes, fur colour and texture, and the all-important highlights
Part 4 This month Judith Heilbronn Crown looks at three fun techniques for you to try – sgraffito, embossing and frottage
Part 2 Explore and develop a raft of techniques to build your acrylic-painting skills, with Steve Strode
Part 2 After discussing the importance of tone last month, Jem Bowden goes on to look at the role of colour in your work
Paint a snowy landscape with water, buildings, foliage and land using a variety of water-mixable oil-painting techniques, with Murray Ince
How to paint wildlife in acrylics, from techniques to use to tips on painting backgrounds, textures and composition, by Jackie Garner
Part 4 Anne Kerr continues her six-part series demonstrating how to draw elements of the landscape with a look at drawing trees, leaves and foliage
Part 2 Ready for your first steps? Take a sketchbook and pen and head to the zoo with Liz Chaderton
Part 2 Put the advice learned last month into practice as you inject a sense of drama and intrigue into a painting of Haworth, with Mike Rollins
Build your watercolour confidence as you follow Alison Fennell step by step and paint a saddleback pig using just five colours and two watercolour techniques
Part 4 Find out what the humble graphite pencil can do for your artwork, by Linda Birch
Leisure Painter has great pleasure in presenting the winning paintings from the runners-up of last year’s exhibition. Both art groups won £250 worth of art materials vouchers, courtesy of Jackson’s Art Supplies
Hazel Soan said of Tadworth Art Group’s entries: ‘Tadworth
OVER TO YOU FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON CLUB EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES
If you would like to see your art group’s winning paintings reproduced here, encourage visitors to your next exhibition to vote for their favourite work. At the end of the show, simply send us the details and we’ll do our best to include all paintings received. Full details are given below right
Jane Stroud’s selection of works from our PaintersOnline gallery WWW.PAINTERS-ONLINE.CO.UK