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Watercolour basics and beyond

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Build colour-mixing confidence

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the August issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at beginners and amateur painters, this month's issue is packed with practical advice, demonstrations, tutorials and tips and techniques for drawing and painting your favourite subjects, from materials and colours to the techniques and ideas you need to produce beautiful paintings. Learn how to loosen up your style as you use outdoor techniques for painting at home, or how to transform a dull photograph into a vibrant sunset scene. Understand the value of edges in your work, how to inject life and character into your drawings and paintings of cats, and be inspired to paint summer-themed still lifes. There's a beginner's introduction to Brusho as well as demonstrations in watercolour, acrylics, water-mixable oils and oils.

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Part 2 Learn how to paint trees and mix greens before following a step-by-step demonstration introducing oils to beginners, by Rodney Kingston
Part 1 Paula Henchell introduces photographs of poppies and peonies to set the task for this month’s painting project
Part 2 How to produce a stunning sunset scene from a dull photograph using just four well-chosen colours, with Stephen Coates
Part 3 Paint the nose and layers of hair before adding the final brushstrokes to your portrait of a roe deer, by Paul Hopkinson
Part 1 Loosen up your style as you experiment with the bright colours and easy techniques of Brusho, with Carrie McKenzie
From amusing illustrations and working drawings to a portrait in oil, Linda Birch offers a variety of approaches to drawing and painting cats
Ready for sea, sand and sun? Follow Elena Parashko step by step and paint three figures on a summer beach
Part 1 Paint white agapanthus in the Mediterranean sun, with Julie King. This month we look at how to set the scene
Forget the Dutch Masters! Focus on enjoying yourself as you follow John Mitchell’s advice and paint informal still lifes that inspire you
How to plan for and use soft and hard edges to take your work to the next level, with Jem Bowden
Part 4 This month we look at how to capture the effects of bright summer sunshine when painting abroad, with Tim Fisher
Understand what your brushes can do for you before you combine trees, water and a building to paint a picturesque view of Sherborne Castle, by Murray Ince
Part 5 Texture and life. Michelle Campbell completes her series with a look at the marks you can make to imitate texture in nature
Part 4 Rosemary Bentley introduces her style of painting a portrait in miniature on white polymin
Having problems finding time to paint? Steve Strode has the solution
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