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Part 3 Sunlight and shadow. Build drama and contrast in your acrylic landscapes with the addition of collage, by Tim Fisher


How to paint sunshine and shadows in acrylics

How to add collage to your acrylics

How to change a scene in a photo to work in a painting

Mussel Sheds, Brancaster Staithe , acrylic on mountcard, 14x20in (35.5x51cm)

When the sun starts to shine we often become more inclined to dust off our brushes and get out the painting equipment. Strong sunlight creates wonderful contrasting shapes and colours, giving the possibility of a striking composition. I can spot more potential subjects to paint when the sun is out rather than on a dull day.

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Welcome to the Summer issue of Leisure Painter, where we aim to cover all your favourite media and subjects . In this month's issue you will find all the help you'll need for drawing or painting landscapes, flowers, animals, harbour scenes, seascapes, weather effects and more in watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels and drawing media. Learn how to find the perfect view when sketching outdoors and find confidence-boosting tips for painting in public when you venture out this year. From how to make marks in graphite and reproduce textures in nature to three important considerations when painting from photographs, enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter