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Leisure Painter Magazine

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Leisure Painter magazine is the UK’s number 1 painting magazine, where you can find all the latest tips and expert advice on how to create amazing drawings and paintings you can be proud of. Leisure Painter magazine is the ideal source for inspiration, offering dozens of learn-to-paint projects, demonstrations and real-life art advice.

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Every issue is packed full of tutorials and techniques to improve your illustrations and paintings. This magazine offers just the right amount of inspiration you need to draw and paint successfully.

Leisure Painter magazine offers something for everyone at all levels to help improve their work - Don’t miss out!

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Leisure Painter  |  May 2023  

Let’s step into spring as we focus this month on mixing fresh colours and painting cheerful landscapes, rolling seascapes, delectable still lifes, animals, simple portraits, flowers and more. Within these pages learn loose and lively watercolour techniques and practise brushstroke dexterity; work with perspective, begin a sketchbook habit, try traditional oil-painting skills and explore a variety of different media and techniques using watercolour, gouache, acrylics, oils, soft pastels, pastel pencils, drawing media and lino-cutting. .. read more We’re here to answer readers’ questions, give you inspiration for visiting exhibitions, art club shows and popular art events, and offer the best opportunities for you to exhibit your artwork.  read less

Leisure Painter magazine was founded in 1967 and is the UK's most popular art and painting magazine that is published 12 times a year. The award-winning company was created to assist amateur artists of all levels and cover all aspects of painting and drawing including pencils, acrylics, charcoals, oil paints, pastels and watercolours. Not only does Leisure Painter cover a range of materials, but also a huge variety of topics are covered too, including flowers, landscapes, buildings, animals, boats and portraits.

With Leisure Painter magazine, you can gain access to an online community of like-minded artists who share their top tips and advice on how to develop your skills, as well as enter regular competitions including David Bellamy's sketchbook challenge. Plus, you can pour over the exhibition and art events pages to find opportunities to dive further into your hobby with other enthusiasts.

Try your hand at one of the Leisure Painter’s painting projects - for example, “how to capture the character of an old building using watercolours” or “step-by-step guides on how to complete your drawing of distant mountains with charcoal”. Regular projects from our regular contributors are a great way to expand your artistic skill set.

Subscribe today to Leisure Painter Magazine UK and access these regular benefits:

  • The latest art exhibitions
  • Tip shares
  • Suggestions and ideas from readers
  • Art bookstore
  • ‘Holiday of The Month’ for artists
  • Art clubs
  • Art club gallery
  • Online gallery
  • Art offers
  • Art Competitions
  • The sketchbook challenge
  • Master wet-into-wet watercolour tips
  • Seasonal features
  • Painting projects

You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Leisure Painter magazine subscription.

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Based on 295 Customer Reviews
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Excellent read

Trade for all those amateur painters Reviewed Monday, April 25, 2022

Excellent quality

Great articles for those that like to paint at home Reviewed Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Leisure Painter

Very helpful.
Reviewed Saturday, February 20, 2021

Leisure Painter

I love your magazine! It really helps people learn how to paint. Reviewed Friday, January 22, 2021

Leisure Painter

Beats the US in magazines.
Reviewed Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Leisure Painter May 2023.

Welcome Tim Fisher responds to a reader’s question this month, asking how he could paint realistic-looking curves on a church steeple. It’s quite a challenge and needs accurate ellipses and perspecti...
Diary Pamela Marshall Shapwick, oil on board, 14x12in. (35.5x30.5cm) at The Art of Painting – Different Realities, The Gallery Upstairs Matt Emery 101 Engineers Regiment, oil on canvas...
Exhibitions All information given here is correct at the time of going to press, but you are advised to check details and opening times with the galleries prior to your visit in case of unavoidable alterations t...
Berthe Morisot Berthe Morisot At the Ball, 1875, oil on canvas, 25½x20½in (65x52cm) The spring exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, focuses on the work of renowned Impressionist Berthe Mor...
Art clubs March painting challenge Jackie Masters A Winter’s Walk, watercolour, 8x11in. (20x28cm) Snow was the theme of our March painting challenge and we’ve enjoyed seeing yo...
Q&A Figure 1 The drawing For those interested in more information about this subject, please study the section on curved perspective in Tim’s book, Drawing Perspective (published by Search P...

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