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Painters Online editor’s choice

Meet this month’s The Artist editor’s choice from our PaintersOnline gallery, who receives a £50 Jackson’s Art Supplies gift voucher
Craig Lee Letter Box, oil on panel, 14x10in (35.5x25.5cm)

Craig Lee, a self-employed window cleaner, would love to be able to paint full time, but acknowledges that at least his day job pays the bills. This allows him to paint what he wants in his spare time, rather than what he thinks will sell. He writes:

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About The Artist

Welcome to the October issue in which many of our top-class artists celebrate painting in a variety of locations in all kinds of weather, from Pete the Street Brown in Havana, to Geoff Hunt who shows how not to let an unpromising day spoil your painting. Our artist-tutors also offer help and advice on colour mixing in oils, how to improve your compositional awareness, use gouache to paint atmospheric landscapes, create luminosity in your paintings by combining cold wax and water-soluble oils, and develop your skills by working in monochrome. Paul Talbot-Greaves suggests a simple exercise to help you loosen up, Julie Collins shows how to mix the right greens for your watercolour paintings, while Glyn Macey invites you to learn from the painting style of Lamorna Birch by following this month's demonstration. Plus, be inspired as we introduce many of this year's The Artist Open Competition amazingly talented prizewinners!