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WELCOME from the editor

In July I travelled to Nottinghamshire to serve as one of the judges to help select the prizewinners in this year’s The Artist Open Competition, organised in partnership with Patchings Art Centre. The exhibition opened to the public in the wonderful Barn Gallery on the first day of the ever-popular annual four-day festival, and was well received by a large and enthusiastic audience.

Among my judging colleagues were the two highly respected artists John Sprakes ROI, RBA, MAFA and David Curtis ROI, RSMA. Our discussions were frank and spirited, revealing the different ways in which we reacted to and interpreted the works on show – nuances were vigorously debated and the final winning works democratically agreed upon by a simple system of the most number of votes independently formed. What a great experience!

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Welcome to the October issue of The Artist, including an additional 16 pages full of ideas and suggestions about art courses and holidays that could help to inspire and develop your creative skills. This issue is also packed with inspirational insights into how professional artists approach their work, including a commissioned portrait in oils, and practical demonstrations in watercolour, oil pastels, oil-based pencils, acrylics, line & wash and mixed media. There's something for everyone, whatever your level or experience, from how to add a little magic to your watercolour still lifes, paint an autumn landscape in five easy stages, capture a sunset in acrylics, sketch people in line & wash, create a vibrant flower composition in mixed media, and more. Plus be inspired by some of this year's The Artist Open Competition prizewinners, who explain how they created their winning artworks. Enjoy your month of drawing and painting with The Artist.

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Susie Hodge talks to Fred Coppin, winner of the The Artist Award in last year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual exhibition, who demonstrates his approach to portraiture
Jennifer McRae, winner of the 2019 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, talks to Susie Hodge about the benefits of entering competitions and working in a variety of media in her portraits, landscapes and cityscapes
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PRACTICALS
Soraya French begins a new series in which she explores the endless opportunities offered by working in mixed media for painting lively and vibrant floral subjects
Amanda Hyatt shares her top ten tips for adding mood, magic, light and a sense of time to a watercolour still-life painting
Ben Hope has re-discovered the advantages and versatility of oil pastels. He shares his techniques and tips for working on a variety of subjects, whether in your sketchbook or a finished painting
Award-winning artist Judith Selcuk specialises in coloured pencil fine art. Here she takes a look at the newly available colours in Derwent’s range of oil-based coloured pencils and demonstrates their painterly qualities with a painting of orchids
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, as Ian Sidaway points out, landscape artists no longer feel they have to search out the ‘picturesque’. When he came across the Sound Mirrors on Romney Marsh he was immediately inspired to capture these majestic structures in watercolour
Paul Talbot-Greaves demonstrates how to paint a scene with soft, autumnal light in watercolour in just five easy stages
In the second of two features, Steve Hall paints a coastal scene in both watercolour and acrylic to compare the processes, and passes on some very useful tips
Jenny Aitken emphasises the importance of design as she demonstrates how to give your sunset impact
Paul Weaver underlines the benefits of drawing and painting the human figure from life and demonstrates just how easy this is to slot into your busy painting schedule
Geoff Hunt makes a second trip to Venice to gather material for his exhibition, only to encounter rain
Barry Herniman demonstrates how to imbue a dramatic watercolour landscape scene with mood and atmosphere
Frances Bell reveals how she approached a commission from the Metropolitan Police to paint a portrait of Commissioner Cressida Dick
Be inspired by the work of some of our talented prizewinners in this year’s annual open competition, organised in partnership with Patchings Art Centre