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How to use watercolour and pastel to paint a landscape, by Tony Hogan

Mixed media


How to produce the effect of aerial perspective in a landscape

How to mix watercolour and pastel in one painting

There are many beautiful views in Cornwall of beaches, coves and harbours, but the one from the clubhouse of The Point golf course at Polzeath is stunning. Looking across the greens, enjoying a coffee after a few holes of golf, I pondered how best to capture this view.

Following my painting project in the February and March issues of Leisure Painter, I now want to show you how Pan Pastels can work in a mixed-media painting. The sparkling sea, swathes of grassed headland and the manicured fairways are perfect for watercolour. The mass of trees and shrubbery lend themselves happily to Pan Pastels, while the leafless trees fall easily into the pen and ink category. I could hardly wait to begin.

You will need


• Saunders Waterford 200lb Rough watercolour paper 12x15in. (30.5x38cm)

Daniel Smith watercolour

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the April issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at beginners and amateur painters, it is packed with practical advice, step-by-step demonstrations, illustrated techniques and tutorials to help you draw and paint successfully. David Bellamy introduces his sketchbook secrets and launches the first of two new painting competitions: Your sketchbook challenge. For watercolourists, we continue our year-long back-to-basics series – this month the wet-in-wet technique – along with watercolour still lifes, a rainy day crowd scene and tonal painting. Learn a five-stage acrylic painting process for landscapes, practise line and wash techniques, mix watercolour with pastels, and put down your brushes to try the 'pour' technique for acrylics. Enjoy another creative month with the UK's best-selling learn-to-paint magazine.