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OPPORTUNITIES & COMPETITIONS

Check out the latest competitions to enter and make a note of important deadlines
Mark Roscoe Eniola Sokalu, oil on linen, 36×26in (91.5×66cm), winner of the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2017

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The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Competition

Details: Organised by The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines in partnership with Patchings Art Centre, the exhibition has two separate categories and is open to all professional and amateur artists. Any 2D media is accepted.

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About The Artist

Water-based media enthusiasts will find huge inspiration and masses of great advice from professional artists Hazel Soan, Jake Winkle, Cheryl Culver, Paul Weaver and Marie Antoniou this month. Hazel explains how to translate tones into watercolour on paper to maximise the effects of light and shade in your paintings; Jake reveals the watercolour techniques he recommends to paint texture and patterns in animals; Cheryl demonstrates a coastal scene in acrylics; Paul urges you to try quick studies in line and wash to keep your en plein air skills in tip top condition while Marie demonstrates how to use tube black to best effect in your acrylic paintings! Learn more from Adele Wagstaff about the structure of the lower limbs and feet to help improve your figure painting, and the colours to use for skin tones for your coloured pencil portraits from Alyona Nicklesen. With more features on pastel painting, detailed still lifes, a new technique to try and oil painting demonstrations from Peter Graham and Bob Brandt, whatever your favourite subject matter or medium you're bound to find loads to inspire you in this month's issue!