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Landscape studies

Part 3 Steve Strode continues his look at painting the landscape with tips and advice on painting effective landscapes and urban scenes

Acrylics

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to paint aerial and linear perspective

Find a good painting practice

Colour mixing for green

Cain’s Brewery , acrylic on board, 71⁄2x51⁄2in. (19x14cm). Landscape isn’t just about painting the wide open spaces. Begin a project and paint what you see around you. What I wanted to paint was on my doorstep; I just needed the morning light for atmosphere.

Painting outdoors can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’re trying to do too much all at once, but concentrating on separate elements can hone your painting skills for when you tackle the bigger picture.

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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.