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Summer in the Yorkshire Dales

Add power and drama to a beautiful summer view of the Yorkshire Dales using a variety of acrylic techniques, by Charles Evans


How to create effects with brushstrokes

How to use a pre-stain on your canvas to unify the painting

Practise watercolour and oilpainting techniques in the same painting

Ihope you enjoy following this demonstration of a summer landscape and learn some new acrylic techniques along the way.

You will need


• Canvas 16x12in. (40.5x30.5cm)

Daler-Rowney brushes

• Dalon 11⁄2in. flat

• Sapphire 3⁄4in. flat

• Sapphire No. 8 Round

• Sapphire No. 3 Rigger

Daler-Rowney System 3 acrylics

• Cobalt blue

• Titanium white

• Payne’s grey

• Crimson

• Naples yellow

• Hooker’s green

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the Summer issue of Leisure Painter, where we aim to cover all your favourite media and subjects . In this month's issue you will find all the help you'll need for drawing or painting landscapes, flowers, animals, harbour scenes, seascapes, weather effects and more in watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels and drawing media. Learn how to find the perfect view when sketching outdoors and find confidence-boosting tips for painting in public when you venture out this year. From how to make marks in graphite and reproduce textures in nature to three important considerations when painting from photographs, enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter