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John Blyth Arches, Unison soft pastels on Fisher400 paper, 16x12in. (41x30.5cm)

The art of painting

I’ve always had the ability to draw and paint, right from infancy, a skill I did not exploit for many years. I became interested in oil painting in 1960, but then came marriage and I did no more until 1990 when I started making pencil drawings whilst on holiday after which I resumed painting. I began to find that I often had to correct a line, tone or colour, and was finding this difficult, especially in water colour. I began reading articles on painting with pastels in Leisure Painter and in a book, and thought this medium was worth a trial. I bought a box of pastels suitable for landscape work and immediately warmed to the medium – and have used nothing else since.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the summer issue of Leisure Painter. We've packed this issue with a variety of painting tutorials and demonstrations for landscapes, portraits, birds, nocturnes, harbour scenes, flowers and gardens. If you love painting detail in watercolour, look no further than Paul Hopkinson's portrait of a barn owl and Jarnie Godwin's beginners' guide to botanical painting. If you want to simplify the detail, look out for Paul Alcock's painting project of a busy harbour scene and Hazel Soan's watercolour portraits. From tips on work outdoors to how to paint successfully from photographs, there's something for all busy amateur painters in this month's issue. You'll find practical advice on how to use watercolour pencils and other drawing media, watercolour, acrylics and oils along with where to go and what to do throughout the summer. Enjoy your month of painting!
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