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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Feb-19 > More than just paintings

More than just paintings

Claudia Myatt demonstrates how to use a combination of planning and playfulness to create lively designs in watercolour

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to work more creatively

Create designs from sketches and photographs

Use a variety of watercolour techniques

Keeping a sketchbook is a great pleasure as well as good practice and although I rarely create finished paintings from any of my sketches, I do use them as a source of inspiration for my colourful designs. Here’s how I do it.

You will need

Surfaces

■ Seawhite sketchbook

■ RWS 140lb NOT watercolour paper 6x6in. (15x15cm)

Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour

■ Winsor blue (green shade)

■ Cobalt

■ Cerulean

■ Pale turquoise

■ Indigo

■ Alizarin crimson

■ Cadmium red

■ Cadmium yellow

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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.