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Art club gallery

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.

Winchester Art Club Chris Prior Apple Day, oil on board over a grisaille underpainting, 291⁄2x231⁄2in. (75x60cm). The Winchester Art Club was founded in 1919, and members meet on Saturday afternoons, 2.30 to 5pm at All Saints Hall, Petersfield Road, Winchester, for a full programme of events. For more information telephone the club secretary on 01489 235644; email membership@winart.org.uk; or visit www.winart.org.uk
The Post Office & BT Art Club Jan Preston Ron McGill, pastel, 20x18in. (51x46cm). Jan’s pastel painting features the Post Office & BT Art Club’s vice chairman and exhibition organiser, Ron McGill. Self-effacing Ron explains that he was unaware that he was the subject of Jan’s portrait, which took six months to complete, and was even more surprised when the painting was voted the public’s favourite at the recent exhibition. The Post Office & BT Art Club was founded in 1906 to show work by staff employed by the then Post Office organisation, drawing members from across the UK and abroad. If you would like to find out more, visit https://pobtartclub.wordpress.com
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About Leisure Painter

Brighten up your winter painting with the February issue of Leisure Painter. We begin the issue with a look at 'more than just paintings' where Claudia Myatt demonstrates how to use a combination of planning and playfulness to create lively and modern designs in watercolour. You are also invited to follow our 31-day challenge, where Steve Strode offers advice and inspiration for an entire month of creative activities. The rest of the issue is packed with demonstrations, practical advice and tutorials on how to draw and paint in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, line and wash, pastel, coloured pencil, scratchboard and more.

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Claudia Myatt demonstrates how to use a combination of planning and playfulness to create lively designs in watercolour
Follow Steve Strode’s advice and find inspiration and creative ideas throughout the month of January
Follow Graham Laughton step by step as he sketches a Nottinghamshire landscape in gouache
Brighten up a winter’s afternoon by painting from a summer holiday photo, with Tony Underhill
Part 2 Colin Steed demonstrates how to paint a misty coastal scene
Estelle Robinson offers tips and techniques for painting likenesses of animals in pastel
Part 2 How to incorporate larger-scale figures in your paintings, from quickly described summaries to detailed renditions, by Brian Smith
Part 2 Develop your skills as you learn more about mark making with coloured pencils, colour layering and erasing methods, with Judith Heilbronn Crown
Follow Tim Fisher as he works through a subject, from compositional sketches in graphite and Conté crayons to painting with acrylic ink and pastel
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More adventures in the world of scratchboard, with Jenny Dalleywater
With time and effort, anyone can paint, says Adrian Hill, winner of the Leisure Painter Award in our TALP Open 2018
Follow tips and techniques to help you draw and paint hellebores in all their natural detail, by Catherine Harriyott
How to paint a breaking wave and reflections in wet sand, by Elena Parashko
Part 2 How to add contrast and interest to a scene of a side street in shadow, by Colin Joyce
Part 2 Anne Kerr demonstrates how to draw rocks, stones, cliffs and mountains using a variety of pen techniques
Part 2 Coloured pencils First steps in working with coloured pencils, the materials you will need and some easy mark-making exercises, by Linda Birch
Part 2 Following last month’s look at techniques and colours, Matthew Evans takes you through the process of painting semi-abstract, impasto flowers