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Watercolour plus

Part 1 How to paint larger and looser watercolours on canvas, by Liz Chaderton

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

First steps in painting watercolour on canvas

Understand your materials

How to prepare your surface

Watercolour

Homeward , watercolour, ink and imitation gold leaf on deep-edge canvas, 351⁄2x351⁄2in. (90x90cm). Once you have experimented with watercolour on canvas, you might want to explore mixed media. In this case India ink and watercolour were used then imitation gold leaf applied.

If you are a watercolourist who wants to paint larger than the average sheet of paper, or you fancy creating paintings that can be handled in the same way as acrylics or oils, or if you are simply looking for a new surface to paint on, then why not try painting on canvas. Be warned, though, it can become addictive, and will place new demands upon your established technique!

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Welcome to the June issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at beginner and amateur painters, you will find everything from watercolour flowers, animals and landscapes to introductions to water-mixable oils and miniature portraits, coloured pencil techniques for drawing a still life with just four colours, drawing ideas, step-by-step acrylics and oils, and a scratchboard demonstration of a cat. Find out about the latest exhibitions, books and art club activities and join in our competitions to win fantastic prizes.