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Painting project

Part 2 Paint along with Colin Steed as he demonstrates the process of painting a local parade of shops in watercolour

Watercolour

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Practise a watercolour painting process

Add figures to a street scene

Learn to adapt photographs to suit your composition

Time spent travelling is time lost painting. We tend to look further afield without considering subjects right on our doorsteps. I recently turned to my local parade of shops for inspiration. Having lived in Galleywood for over 30 years, I asked myself why I have never considered the shops as a suitable subject. They certainly do not inspire me but, after some thought about their setting, with trees, flower beds and old-style lamps, the subject became more appealing.

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Time to take out your brushes and colours as you peruse the November issue of Leisure Painter. This month, build your confidence and skill set with new ideas from acrylic painters, Brendan Smith and Helen Elliott. For the watercolourists, there are demonstrations and practical advice for painting flowers, autumn landscapes, trees, animals, buildings and street scenes. Oil painter, Martin Kinnear covers 'how to paint a winner' with advice on how to see and think like a professional artist, while Elena Parashko demonstrates the painting of tulips in the same medium. Tony Paul continues his look at successful composition ideas, Tim Fisher (who completes his seven-part line & colour series this month) also reports on new sketching sets by Caran d'Ache, and there's even an article on how to paint a halloween-inspired cartoon. Enjoy another month of painting with the UK's best-selling learn to paint magazine.
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