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Celia Chester Baths of Queen Giovanna, Sorrento, oil, 18x14in. (45.5x35.5cm) at Bathampton Art Group’s spring show

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The spring exhibition of the Bathampton Art Group can be seen at Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane, Bathampton BA2 6UL on Saturday 27 April, 10am to 5pm. Artist, Paul Weaver, has been invited to judge paintings in various categories and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite paintings. Some members will be demonstrating throughout the day and cards and paintings will be available to purchase. Homemade savouries, cakes and refreshments will be available. For more information visit www.bathamptonart.co.uk

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the May issue of Leisure Painter. This month we have practical advice, step-by-step demonstrations and instructional features on drawing and painting with watercolour, acrylics, ink, oils and coloured pencil. Try 12 confidence-boosting exercises to help you draw and paint figures, be inspired by the travel posters of the 1930s to produce contemporary-looking poster-like paintings, and learn to paint a plethora of subjects, including landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, seascapes and more. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.

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Rediscover the magic of day-to-day objects and paint what’s in your kitchen cupboards, with Adrienne Parker
Part 1 Here are your first steps to painting an avocet in acrylics, with Jackie Garner
Learn how to adapt your reference material as you follow Jem Bowden step by step to paint an iconic coastal scene
Part 2 How to paint a portrait of an eagle owl without becoming overwhelmed by the detail, with Kerry Bennett
Try a different way of painting as Alan Taylor introduces the materials, colours, and techniques behind his distinctive style
Stephen Coates offers 12 confidence-building exercises to help you draw figures and populate your paintings
Part 5 Anne Kerr continues her six-part series, demonstrating how to draw skies, water and land then sets you a challenge for the coming month
Develop confidence and skills as you paint an experimental study of loose and lively flowers in watercolour, with Fiona Peart
Part 3 Paint along with Steve Strode as you practise a plethora of techniques for painting a coastal scene
Part 3 How to add a splash of colour to your sketches, by Liz Chaderton
Paint a serene seascape using just three colours, with Elena Parashko
Part 5 How and when to use water-soluble pencils along with solvents for your coloured-pencil work, by Judith Heilbronn Crown
Build your watercolour confidence as you paint a portrait of a cat in sunlight, with David Webb
Part 5 Linda Birch demonstrates confidence-building exercises to help you draw with pen and ink