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Line and colour

Part 2 Develop your sketching skills with ink and watercolour washes as Tim Fisher discusses materials and how to use them with confidence

Pen & wash

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Know your materials

Learn good practices for line & wash techniques

Practise colour mixing with a limited palette

My pen & wash kit To keep everything streamlined I prefer a limited palette of five tubed colours, contained within a pressed-steel Sennelier palette. The colours (all Sennelier) are French ultramarine blue, French vermilion, primary yellow, yellow ochre and Venetian red. The travel brush is a Jackson’s No. 12 Arctica. This is a large synthetic brush, which comes to a good point and is handy for large washes and detail. If a smaller size brush is needed then a natural hair brush will give the best service as it is so much more absorbent than synthetic. Water is carried in a small bottle or sourced nearby. I carry a small collapsible water pot as a container.
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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to this month's issue of Leisure Painter. Within these pages you'll find everything you need to learn to draw and paint successfully from how to render beaches and landscapes, buildings, flowers, portraits and birds to how to develop your artistic skills as you work on composition, perspective, tonal values, painting from photographs and colour mixing. Do you want to loosen up your style or work on detail with the smallest brushes? Do you need to know more about which materials to buy, or are you simply ready to take out your colours and paint alongside some the of the UK's best art tutors? Each month there are projects and step-by-step demonstrations to try. Enjoy your month of painting.