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The Artist

Aug 01 2022
Magazine

The UK’s best practical art magazine for aspiring amateur and professional artists - since 1931. Well-known artists reveal their working practices and techniques, covering all subjects and media, in every issue. Learn how established and up-and-coming artists create their work and use the tips they provide to help you improve your own drawing and painting. Keep up to date with the latest art materials, tried and tested by our trusted panel of expert artists, and keep in touch with the latest art competitions to enter and must-see exhibitions. Learn how other artists make money from their work, join one of our practical workshops/holidays, and don’t miss out on the latest art news and views.

The Artist

WELCOME from the editor

EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS

Next month in the artist

STAR LETTER

YOUR VIEWS • LETTERS, EMAILS AND COMMENTS

THE ART WORLD • NEWS, INFORMATION AND ONLINE EVENTS IN THE ART WORLD

A balancing act • Caroline Saunders talks to Heath Hearn who is influenced by the honest and intuitive approach of the 1950’s St Ives aesthetic

Table reflections • Harness reflected light with Peter Graham as he shows how to paint still-life compositions in an impressionist style

Harmony versus drama • Use the qualities of watercolour to convey mood as Jake Winkle reveals how to balance harmony and drama to create successful paintings

The perfect subject • In the first of his four articles on watercolour landscapes, Ian Sidaway explores why landscapes have held such an enduring appeal for painters throughout history

Find your visual voice • Curiosity is the key to a creative mindset. Melanie Cormack-Hicks explains how playing with our mark making will unlock the door

Learn from your mistakes • Adebanji Alade uses his teaching experience to tackle five common oil-painting mistakes made by students and advises on how to avoid them

Stepping-stones to watercolour • Paul Weaver shows how pen and wash can be used as a creative support while getting to grips with watercolour

Creating with colour • Using the time that lockdowns gave her Catherine Ingleby worked on developing a greater understanding of colour and how to make it work for her

Quiet open spaces • Inspired by her early-morning walks alongside waterways near her home, Cheryl Culver demonstrates how she uses pastels to capture a sense of place

Boats and sand markings • Simplifying your subject can help to create a more striking composition. Judith Yates shares the process behind her stranded boat paintings in acrylics showing how areas of texture can add interest

Composing your work • Creating interesting compositions is a skill you can learn. Julie Collins shows how to place objects within your watercolour paintings to best effect

From photo to finished painting • A sketchbook and camera make perfect companions for Carole Baker as she captures moments in time in acrylics

Be inspired by photomontage • This month Sarah Edmonds explores the work of Claire Gill and shows how to find inspiration in multi-media digital art techniques

OPPORTUNITIES & COMPETITIONS • Check out the latest competitions to enter and make a note of important deadlines

ART SOCIETIES

EXHIBITIONS • GALLERY OPENING TIMES AND EXHIBITION DATES CAN VARY; IF IN DOUBT PHONE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

The energy of a brushstroke • Mike Barr encourages us to allow our brushstrokes their own voice

PaintersOnline editor’s choice • Meet this month’s editor’s choice winner from our PaintersOnline gallery


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The UK’s best practical art magazine for aspiring amateur and professional artists - since 1931. Well-known artists reveal their working practices and techniques, covering all subjects and media, in every issue. Learn how established and up-and-coming artists create their work and use the tips they provide to help you improve your own drawing and painting. Keep up to date with the latest art materials, tried and tested by our trusted panel of expert artists, and keep in touch with the latest art competitions to enter and must-see exhibitions. Learn how other artists make money from their work, join one of our practical workshops/holidays, and don’t miss out on the latest art news and views.

The Artist

WELCOME from the editor

EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS

Next month in the artist

STAR LETTER

YOUR VIEWS • LETTERS, EMAILS AND COMMENTS

THE ART WORLD • NEWS, INFORMATION AND ONLINE EVENTS IN THE ART WORLD

A balancing act • Caroline Saunders talks to Heath Hearn who is influenced by the honest and intuitive approach of the 1950’s St Ives aesthetic

Table reflections • Harness reflected light with Peter Graham as he shows how to paint still-life compositions in an impressionist style

Harmony versus drama • Use the qualities of watercolour to convey mood as Jake Winkle reveals how to balance harmony and drama to create successful paintings

The perfect subject • In the first of his four articles on watercolour landscapes, Ian Sidaway explores why landscapes have held such an enduring appeal for painters throughout history

Find your visual voice • Curiosity is the key to a creative mindset. Melanie Cormack-Hicks explains how playing with our mark making will unlock the door

Learn from your mistakes • Adebanji Alade uses his teaching experience to tackle five common oil-painting mistakes made by students and advises on how to avoid them

Stepping-stones to watercolour • Paul Weaver shows how pen and wash can be used as a creative support while getting to grips with watercolour

Creating with colour • Using the time that lockdowns gave her Catherine Ingleby worked on developing a greater understanding of colour and how to make it work for her

Quiet open spaces • Inspired by her early-morning walks alongside waterways near her home, Cheryl Culver demonstrates how she uses pastels to capture a sense of place

Boats and sand markings • Simplifying your subject can help to create a more striking composition. Judith Yates shares the process behind her stranded boat paintings in acrylics showing how areas of texture can add interest

Composing your work • Creating interesting compositions is a skill you can learn. Julie Collins shows how to place objects within your watercolour paintings to best effect

From photo to finished painting • A sketchbook and camera make perfect companions for Carole Baker as she captures moments in time in acrylics

Be inspired by photomontage • This month Sarah Edmonds explores the work of Claire Gill and shows how to find inspiration in multi-media digital art techniques

OPPORTUNITIES & COMPETITIONS • Check out the latest competitions to enter and make a note of important deadlines

ART SOCIETIES

EXHIBITIONS • GALLERY OPENING TIMES AND EXHIBITION DATES CAN VARY; IF IN DOUBT PHONE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

The energy of a brushstroke • Mike Barr encourages us to allow our brushstrokes their own voice

PaintersOnline editor’s choice • Meet this month’s editor’s choice winner from our PaintersOnline gallery


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