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Wisps and streamers
Add drama and interest to your work as you learn to paint special cloud effects in watercolour, with David Bellamy
Painting project
Part 1 Stephen Coates discusses three important considerations when painting from photographs then introduces this month’s painting project
Painting project
Part 2 Begin painting the roe deer, introduced last month, by completing the drawing and painting the eyes with Paul Hopkinson
Painting project
Part 2 How to simplify your subject as you paint a busy harbour scene, with Colin Joyce
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
Watercolour basics and beyond
Part 8 David Webb demonstrates the benefits of painting in one colour
Life on the streets
Part 2 How to draw and paint buildings and populated urban scenes with confidence, by Rebecca de Mendonça
The world in miniature
Part 3 Follow Peter Hayton as he demonstrates how to produce a miniature marine painting, from explaining the materials he uses to the finishing touches
Inspired by nature
Part 4 How to create form. Michelle Campbell continues her look at the techniques and ideas she uses to paint pictures of wildlife
The perfect view
How to select and work with a picture-perfect view when painting outdoors, with Tony Hogan
A journey into drawing
Part 2 Trudy Friend offers more tips and techniques for making the most of your drawing media
Beauty in the detail
How to paint a popular spring flower, fritillaria meleagris, in watercolour using just six colours with botanical artist, Catherine Harriyott
Plein-air practice
Part 1 How to paint in an urban environment. Rodney Kingston begins a three-part series to inspire you to sketch and paint outdoors
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