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John Ruskin Study of Rocks and Ferns in a Wood at Crossmount, Perthshire, 1847, pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper, 121⁄4x181⁄4in. (32.3x46.5cm)

The storm cloud

In celebration of the 200th birthday of the Victorian artist, John Ruskin, the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal will be exploring his relationship with the landscapes of J M W Turner. The exhibition brings together works from York Art Gallery (where the exhibition is on show until 23 June) and Abbot Hall Art Gallery, works from national and regional collections, as well as new commissions by contemporary artist, Emma Stibbon, whose travels to Chamonix, retracing Ruskin’s footsteps, reveal changs to the glaciers around Mont Blanc. New research uncovers Ruskin’s response to Turner’s vision as well as themes such as climate change.

Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings is at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, from 11 July until 5 October;

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the July issue of Leisure Painter. LP is aimed at teaching beginners and amateur painters to paint successfully using traditional skills, and features some of the best-known art tutors in the UK. This month you will find David Bellamy discussing how to be a more creative watercolourist with the use of collage, mediums, printing and more. Tim Fisher continues his personal look at colours, with a demonstration on how he uses orange lead pastel in his work. Colin Joyce introduces this month's painting project from the road, as he introduces readers to stunning scenery from the NC500 route in Scotland. There are also demonstrations and tutorials in watercolour, acrylic, pastel, coloured pencil and oils, and a beginner's look at painting on silk, covering all your favourite subjects: landscapes, flowers, trees, figures, wildlife, still life and more.