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Come together

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The finished painting Come Together, oil on canvas panel, 18x24in. (46x61cm)
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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the December issue of Leisure Painter. As always, the issue is packed full of demonstrations and tutorials for you to follow, from watercolour, pen and wash and pastel to acrylics and oils. Liz Chaderton demonstrates how to add gold leaf to your paintings for that added wow factor and Julie King offers inspiration for this year's Christmas card. There are three quick practices to help you paint watercolour with more confidence and our cover artist, Shelly Perkins shares her unique methods of combining traditional and digital techniques in 'Pencils, Paint and Pixels'. Find out where some of the best exhibitions, art events and art club shows are running this month, books to read and so much more! Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.

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Take risks and be willing to fail regularly, says Jem Bowden, as he discusses his approach to landscape painting in watercolour
Part 2 Complete your painting of crashing waves off the Isles of Scilly from a photograph and a sketch, with Richard Holland
Part 4 Learn how to add colour to your sketches as Tony Underhill completes his series with a line-and-wash study of a colourful Georgian townhouse
Mixed-media wildlife artist, Shelly Perkins, shares her unique methods of combining traditional and digital techniques to make her vibrant artwork
Ready for a pastel challenge? Mix soft pastels with pastel pencils to create a dramatic scene of St Michaels Mount,
From understanding the parts of the eye to how you can paint realistic-looking features, Dave White demonstrates the importance of close observation
Develop your watercolour skills as you paint a traditional view of the autumn landscape,
Part 13 David Webb completes his year-long series on watercolour techniques with a look at how to paint in line and wash
Here are three ideas for painting better watercolours,
Placid water and ducks make the perfect foil for a dramatic sky at sunset,
Tony Hogan discusses the colours and techniques he uses to paint an autumn landscape from a charcoal sketch
Ready to paint this year’s Christmas card? Here’s one idea for producing hand-painted cards,
Try something different and give your paintings the wow factor as you learn to apply metal leaf to your artwork, with