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Small and often

Having problems finding time to paint? Steve Strode has the solution

Inspiration

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Tips and techniques to start you painting small

Ideas to help you paint from life

Are You Trying to Seduce Me, Mrs Robinson?, oil on card, 43⁄4x63⁄4in. (12x17cm). Indoors I find that the still lifes I do, such as fruit, look better no bigger than sight size. Indoors or out, I prefer the more intimate viewing experience with the smaller scale studies.
River Llugwy , watercolour on paper, 43⁄4x7in. (12x18cm). Use every opportunity to practise, although not all studies have to be a full-blown exercise in painting. Here I was more interested in the contrasting edges and values on the water’s smooth black flow as it turned to white foam.
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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.