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Tonal impressionism

Using her Five Steps to Watercolour technique, Amanda Hyatt shows you how you can apply tonal impressionism to any subject to imbue your work with passion, drama and light

WATER COLOUR WORK SHOP: 5TH OF 6

Amanda Hyatt is a professional watercolour artist and has exhibited widely, including in New York and China. She has won many major Australian art awards and is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute, the Victorian Artists Society and the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society. Her paintings are in collections throughout the world. She has three DVDs, available from APV Films (www.apvfilms.com) and her book Watercolour: Tonal Impressionism is available from Amazon. amandahyatt.com.au

My Five Steps to Watercolour (described and demonstrated in the previous four issues) can be used to paint any subject. Tonal impressionism is an old but effective method; if it is used correctly, the light will be the sought-after element, whether you are painting an interior or an elephant.

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About The Artist

Welcome to our August issue packed with practical, how-to articles and demonstrations to help inspire and guide your drawing and painting over the summer months. Our top team of professional artists and tutors are passionate about sharing their ideas and technical skills to help you learn from their experience. The issue is brimming over with features covering all media and subject matter, including advice from Paul Riley on the advantages and benefits of using water-mixable oils and Robert Dutton on how to incorporate the use of acrylic spray paints to great effect in your mixed-media work. Watercolourists will love the different approaches and ideas shared by Vivienne Cawson (flowers), Amanda Hyatt (tonal impressions), Geoff Hunt (working en plein air), Robert Brindley (street scenes) and Julie Collins, who offers some great ideas about colours and colour combinations for painting trees. All this and more, plus look out for the 'swipe for more images' and hand logo to see even more images from our wonderful artists. And don't forget to enter the last of our summer sketching competition challenges set by Adebanji Alade, with prizes up for grabs from GreatArt!