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The handmade image • Caroline Saunders talks to Hilary Adair about her love of the printmaking process and her lifelong obsession with classical subjects
The incidental onlooker • Celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Tim Gustard as he paints a regal still life
Capture skies in all their moods • In the second of two articles, Alan Bickley turns his attention to sunsets in oils and shows us how to paint a dramatic sky in the style of Edward Seago
Stop when you’ve got the message over! • Jayne Perkins shows how to keep your pastels lively with an uplifting demonstration of a Welsh scene
Revealing emotions • As Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year finalist Sally Ward paints her self-portrait in oils, she gives us an insight into her working methods and the questions she asks herself as she applies paint to canvas
Capturing the essence • Inspired by her daily walks along a canal path, Lisa Timmerman demonstrates how she paints an oil and cold wax painting in her studio from reference material made in situ
Three in one • Pushing himself to achieve more from his practice, Paul Brown describes the challenges he faced painting a large triptych en plein air
Showcase your art… • Join our friendly, online art community! Share your work on our online gallery, receive feedback from other artists, join forum discussions, discover art clubs and tutors, plus much more!
Urban sketching • In the final article in his current series, Barry Herniman turns his attention to urban sketching and offers advice on how to tackle busy town vistas
A portrait in coloured pencils • Using coloured pencils on toned paper has several advantages, as Veronica Winters demonstrates in her portrait drawing
Allotments new inspiration • Inject new life into your watercolours with Judith Yates as she shares her new-found inspiration from her local allotments and shows how painting them throughout the seasons has brought new qualities to her work
Controlling your watercolour washes • Achieve clean and vibrant washes with Julie Collins as she discusses how to tackle common problems experienced by watercolour painters
Let your mind run riot! • Be creative with your media and allow your work to take on a life of its own advises Helen Kaminsky as she demonstrates fresh approaches to traditional subjects
Outside in • Learn the ancient art of murals with Joanna Perry as she paints a woodland scene for a child’s nursery
Selling and marketing your digital artwork… in a post pandemic world • Continuing her series on digital art Sarah Edmonds turns her attention to the challenging subject of making money from your work
OPPORTUNITIES & COMPETITIONS • Check out the latest competitions to enter and make a note of important deadlines
EXHIBITIONS • GALLERY OPENING TIMES...