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Michael Price’s workspace and a piece of his artwork in progress

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When my mother died, she was very old. Born in 1888, she was in her 97th year. She had been in the geriatric ward of her local hospital. Her final possessions were almost embarrassingly few: an empty, rather tatty handbag, a brown leather attaché case, and a plastic supermarket bag in which were her paintbrushes – some 18 of them, ranging in size from a No. 1 Rigger to a couple of No. 8s, and almost all of them sables – and her two paint boxes. The brushes were nearly as old as the boxes; one of the boxes had her monogram scratched into the hinged palette and the year, 1905.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the December issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at beginners and amateur painters, this issue is packed with demonstrations, practical advice and tutorials on painting landscapes, still lifes, animals, flowers, portraits and nature studies in watercolour, oils, acrylics and gouache. There's everything from how to paint successfully from photographs and setting up a still life, to Christmas-themed ideas to paint and the difference between shade and tone (and how that difference can make your landscapes come alive!). You'll also find our annual index, news from the art clubs, special book offers, exhibitions to visit and more - all aimed at helping you enjoy your drawing and painting time this month.

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Leisure Painter
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THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH
JANE STROUD RECOMMENDS
SHARE YOUR TIPS, EXPERIENCES, IDEAS AND QUESTIONS WITH OTHER READERS
WHAT TO READ THIS MONTH
OVER TO YOU FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON CLUB EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES
BEST IN SHOW PAINTINGS
Jane Stroud’s selection of works from our PaintersOnline gallery www.painters-online.co.uk
FEATURES
How to choose, manipulate and paint successfully from photographs, by Andy Walker
Part 2 Follow Kerry Bennett step by step as she paints three ostriches from three photographs – and discusses three different background techniques
Part 1 Brian Smith chooses festive subjects to discuss some of the factors that help you to describe form
Mix effective skin tones and paint a wet-in-wet portrait using a limited palette – with tips and ideas on drawing accurate features, by Shelagh Ashley
On the hunt for views of Derbyshire over a full year, Richard Holland discusses the colours and techniques he uses to paint local scenery in oils
How to paint a delicate pale flower against a darker background, by Jackie Barrass
Paint a loose and lively rendition of a fox’s head against a misty, wet-in-wet background, by Alison Fennell
Part 2 How to paint a pine cone in line and wash from life, with Alice Savery
Part 13 Linda Birch concludes her series of introductions to different media with a look at how to work with gouache
OFFERS, NEWS AND COMPETITIONS
A SUBSCRIPTIONFOR YOU SAVE OVER 30%on the shop price
Part 2 David Webb takes you through the process of painting a still life using just four colours
How to work with the dynamic effect of tone and shade to bring your landscapes alive, by Tony Hogan
Follow Elena Parashko step by step as she takes you through the painting of a portrait of two dogs
Learn how to work with a limited palette before depicting stonework, trees, rocks and reflections in a single painting, by Stephen Coates
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