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Go green

Richard Holland focuses on composition, perspective and mixing greens, using a view he has sketched and painted through the seasons



How to mix greens

Follow an oil painting process from initial sketch

Beginners’ perspective

You will need


• Canvas board 12×16in. (30.5×41cm)

Pip Seymour Oil Colours

• French ultramarine blue, indigo, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, Sansepolcro blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium yellow deep, Naples yellow deep, raw sienna, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, burnt umber, buff titanium and titanium white. Thinned down Venetian rose flesh for underpainting.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to this month's issue of Leisure Painter. Within these pages you'll find everything you need to learn to draw and paint successfully from how to render beaches and landscapes, buildings, flowers, portraits and birds to how to develop your artistic skills as you work on composition, perspective, tonal values, painting from photographs and colour mixing. Do you want to loosen up your style or work on detail with the smallest brushes? Do you need to know more about which materials to buy, or are you simply ready to take out your colours and paint alongside some the of the UK's best art tutors? Each month there are projects and step-by-step demonstrations to try. Enjoy your month of painting.
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