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The value of art

Look closely and find your personal vision, urges Pamela Kay, as she discusses the importance of painting in a digital age

Opinion

There is anxiety at the moment that some people are spending too much of their time glued to their iPhones or other screen devices, logged onto the internet. Friends have told me about silent suppers in restaurants where no one talks to each other, preferring to watch a screen or fiddle with text. As with most modern technology, widespread use is inevitable. What is not inevitable is that it should be all-consuming.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the March issue of Leisure Painter. Winter is such a good season to practise and experiment with techniques and media that can be used to good effect when you are painting on the move this summer. Within this month's pages you will find a plethora of practical advice, demonstrations and tutorials to help you develop your skills and confidence in graphite and coloured pencils, watercolour, acrylics, oil, pastels and more. Whether you want to learn drawing skills for line and wash, paint animals in oils or seasonal landscapes in watercolour, there's something here for you. Further your skills as you learn the value of acrylic highlights on less-than-perfect watercolours, how to produce abstracts with collage and colour fields, and paint watercolour flowers with botanical accuracy. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.