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Painting project

Part 2 Colin Joyce takes you step by step through the process of painting a stunning view of Scotland

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Follow an easy watercolour process

How to paint the effect of water and trees

Practise the glazing technique

If you read last month’s article, you’ll recall I have been driving around part of the NC500 route in the Scottish Highlands. As well as enjoying the most magnificent scenery I’ve been collecting photographs and sketches to work into larger paintings. Last month I showed you my process of building up an idea from the photo (right) to thumbnails and sketches until I was happy this would produce a pleasing painting.

I hope you enjoy this project and it encourages you to explore Scotland. If you happen to see someone painting next to their motorhome, do say hello. It might be me!

The finished painting Loch Maree, watercolour on Saunders Waterford High White Rough watercolour paper, 15x22in. (38x56cm)
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Welcome to the special Summer issue of Leisure Painter. From step-by-step demonstrations to help you paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, gardens and flowers with more confidence to beginner's guides to gouache and watercolour pencils, there's something for everyone in this month's issue. Learn how delicate washes of translucent watercolours can help you paint white flowers on white paper; and how to paint buildings and urban scenes quickly and effectively. There's practical advice to help you develop your composition and colour-mixing skills, and an opportunity to paint a beautiful rural coastal scene in pastel. Make the most of your painting time with this issue of Leisure Painter.