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Painters Online editor’s choice

Meet this month’s editor’s choice winner from our PaintersOnline gallery, who receives a £50 Jackson’s Art Supplies gift voucher
Justin Twigg Viaduct and the Cloud, near Congleton, Conté Pierre Noire and acrylic ink on paper, 161⁄2x231⁄2in (42x59.5cm)

Artist, Justin Twigg, took a degree in fine art at Manchester Polytechnic, but a career in music and then teaching interrupted his painting for 25 years. A couple of years ago he rediscovered drawing whilst on holiday and since September 2017 has completed over 360 paintings. He writes: ‘I have cycled and driven past this mid- 19th century viaduct many times over the years and often thought it would make an interesting image. The cloud referred to here is the hill, not those in the sky. Since boyhood, I have walked all over Bosley Cloud, the steep side of which is responsible for the local phenomenon of a double sunset where, on the summer solstice, the sun can be seen setting twice – an occurrence that was first written about in 1686 by Robert Plot in his book The Natural History of Stafford-shire.

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About The Artist

Welcome to the June issue of The Artist. As we look forward to the UK summer Martin Taylor demonstrates how to paint a seasonal bluebell wood, whilst cover artist, Haidee-Jo Summers, invites us to join her in painting our gardens and focus on capturing light and colour. Learn how to control your watercolour brushwork with Hazel Soan, try sketching on the go with James Willis, bring your waves to life in your coastal scenes with Jenny Aitken, and know when and how to varnish your oil paintings with guidance from Graham Webber. Our top artist-contributors also offer advice, step-by-step demonstrations and inspirational practical features on working from different source material, painting characterful faces, how to select a core palette of colours for landscape painting, the benefits of working with water-mixable oils, the value of a positive wish list, and much more. Enter our various competitions with fantastic prizes up for grabs and understand how to use regular e-newsletters to promote your work with some great tips from our regular gallerist Mark David Hatwood. Enjoy developing your skills in all media with The Artist this month!