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Journey into abstraction

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the March issue of Leisure Painter. Winter is such a good season to practise and experiment with techniques and media that can be used to good effect when you are painting on the move this summer. Within this month's pages you will find a plethora of practical advice, demonstrations and tutorials to help you develop your skills and confidence in graphite and coloured pencils, watercolour, acrylics, oil, pastels and more. Whether you want to learn drawing skills for line and wash, paint animals in oils or seasonal landscapes in watercolour, there's something here for you. Further your skills as you learn the value of acrylic highlights on less-than-perfect watercolours, how to produce abstracts with collage and colour fields, and paint watercolour flowers with botanical accuracy. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.

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OVER TO YOU FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON CLUB EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES
If you would like to see your art group’s winning paintings
Jane Stroud’s selection of works from our PaintersOnline gallery
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Look closely and find your personal vision, urges Pamela Kay, as she discusses the importance of painting in a digital age
Sam Dolman discusses the materials, references and techniques he uses to paint his stunningly realistic portraits of some of his favourite subjects
Part 3 Develop your watercolour skills as you practise the second painting technique of the series – a graded wash – and paint a simple landscape, with David Webb
Part 2 Tony Hogan completes his painting of a Yorkshire sunrise using pastels
Brighten up a winter’s day by painting a delicate calla lily with botanical accuracy, with Michael Lakin
Part 3 Follow Linda Birch as she concludes her series with a look at the thought processes behind producing both abstract collages and paintings
Experiment with two different ways of starting an oil painting, with Noel Gregory
Follow Gwen Scott as she paints a sunset over snow using four colours and a variety of watercolour techniques, including salt texture
Part 1 Take your first steps in painting with line and wash, from the materials you’ll need to drawing and painting techniques to try, with Liz Chaderton
Follow Colin Steed as he demonstrates how to smarten up old watercolour paintings
Part 3 In the final part of his watercolour series, Colin Joyce demonstrates how to find and paint the patterns of a winter landscape
Part 3 Steve Strode continues his look at painting the landscape with tips and advice on painting effective landscapes and urban scenes
Part 1 Here we look at simple and complex reflections, and how to depict them realistically in our drawings and paintings, with Judith Heilbronn-Crown
Part 2 How to complete a studio-based painting from oil sketches made on site, with Richard Holland
Top tips on how to plan and paint a portrait, by Lorna Gasperi
Leisure Painter has great pleasure in publishing the winning paintings from the two runners-up of last year’s exhibition, Hornsea Art Society and Pinner Sketch Club. The clubs won art materials vouchers worth £250 each from Jackson’s Art Supplies