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Painting project

Part 2 Painting a busy harbour scene takes time and patience. Follow Paul Alcock as he demonstrates a plethora of techniques and offers insights into interpreting such a scene from a photograph

Acrylics

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to draw a scene accurately

How to alter and adjust an acrylic painting

How to use gloss medium to paint reflections

You will need

Surface

• 6mm thick MDF board, primed with three coats of Jackson’s gesso primer. I added a small amount of mixed grey acrylic to the final coat. 16x20in. (40.5x51cm)

Acrylics

• Cadmium yellow hue

• Cadmium red

• Alizarin crimson

• Phthalo green

• Ultramarine blue

• Cerulean blue

• Burnt umber

• Titanium white

Brushes

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to a summer of drawing and painting with Leisure Painter. This month we tackle summer landscapes, gardens and flowers, buildings, harbours and boats, animals, local scenes, a moonlit seascape, horses and a flamenco dancer in a variety of your favourite media. If you're ready to try something different, experiment with oil pastel resists with acrylic inks and watercolour, look at coloured grounds for mixed-media work and embrace digital with an app that will help you draw and paint better pictures! From loose and lively to detail, monotone to colour work, and projects from photographs to how to paint from life - enjoy another month of practical tutorials, demonstrations and inspiration.