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Part 1 Here’s how to find inspiration close to home. Steve Strode discusses his latest painting project and offers a wealth of hints and tips to help you find yours


Formby III , oil on canvas board, 10x12in. (25.5x30.5cm). Different times of day will offer different challenges with the light and atmosphere of your painting.


Focus on observation, note taking and photography

Improve your wellbeing and your painting

Everyone should make an appointment to reconnect with nature and their creative side now and again. The benefits are twofold: developing a project will see you making more paintings than you ever thought possible, and there are benefits to your wellbeing into the bargain.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to a summer of drawing and painting with Leisure Painter. This month we tackle summer landscapes, gardens and flowers, buildings, harbours and boats, animals, local scenes, a moonlit seascape, horses and a flamenco dancer in a variety of your favourite media. If you're ready to try something different, experiment with oil pastel resists with acrylic inks and watercolour, look at coloured grounds for mixed-media work and embrace digital with an app that will help you draw and paint better pictures! From loose and lively to detail, monotone to colour work, and projects from photographs to how to paint from life - enjoy another month of practical tutorials, demonstrations and inspiration.