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Painting POETRY

Ignoring textbooks and making up her own rules has garnered landscape painter MARY ANNE AYTOUNELLIS many fans, including Prince Charles, as REBECCA BRADBURY finds out Poetry

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

PREPARATORY STUDIES

Tempted to just get started on a final painting straight away? ROB WAREING shows you why completing a single-session study first can enhance the finished work

8 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

The Working Artist

Our columnist LAURA BOSWELL was inspired by an ex-student, who reminded her that the journey is more important than the destination

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

WOODCUT Prints

Our regular columnist (and leading printmaker) LAURA BOSWELL guides you through all the tools and techniques required to make a simple two-block woodcut print

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

WASSILY KANDINSKY

The Russian painter was one of the first true abstract artists, using music as a basis for his instinctive paintings. STEVE PILL explores his colourful responses to the world

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

Rita ISSAC

The multi-media artist on her new book, journaling and keeping motivated. Interview: REBECCA BRADBURY

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

Mixing Orange

GRAHAME BOOTH ’s new series focuses in turn on the secondary colours. Starting with orange, he will show you how to mix perfect hues for every occasion

4 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

ELISE ANSEL

By striking up a conversation with the Old Mistresses of art history, this American oil painter has brought their stories to life via her fresh and abstracted style

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

2. STILL LIFE painting

Continuing his new series on composing pictures, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ chair of painting AL GURY talks us through humble still life traditions

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

1 REMBRANDT

Heatherley School of Fine Art tutor and artist LAURA SMITH looks to the work of the Old Masters and sets a series of exercises that will improve your composition skills

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
March 2021

Mary Newcomb

This self-confessed “country artist” developed a cult following for her post-war paintings of everyday life. KATIE MCCABE revisits the inspirations behind her art

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Mark Entwisle

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition winner talks to REBECCA BRADBURY about being a frustrated oil painter and working in his “man cave” garden studio

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

LANDSCAPE painting

In the first of a three-part series on composing paintings, AL GURY begins by introducing a more responsive approach to landscapes with his 15-step guide to success

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Reflections

Shiny and see-through surfaces are a daunting challenge to replicate, so the Pastel Society’s LIZ BALKWILL has set an exercise that will help you simplify the process

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Masters at work

Exploring the workspaces of Old Masters and modern artists is a great way to learn about their lives and their craft. We picked out 12 of the best that you can visit

10+ mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Fresh Paint

Inspiring new artworks, straight off the easel

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Drawing Fur

Wildlife artist JASON MORGAN has spent more than 20 years perfecting his technique for rendering animal fur. Discover his simple, three-stage approach with stunning results

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Light and Shade

Finding variety in repeated forms is the key to creating interesting pictures.FABIO CEMBRANELLI shows you how with a gorgeous wisteria-covered doorway in France

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

FFIONA LEWIS

A new studio has brought new challenges and big opportunities for this architectturned-artist as she scales up to make her largest and most ambitious paintings yet

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Back to DEMO future

Short of inspiration during lockdown, MATT JEANES needed a new challenge. He turned to vintage photographs and tried to add some fresh colour to forgotten images of the past

4 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Try a new palette

LIZET DINGEMANS SUGGESTS NEW COLOUR COMBINATIONS TO HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

The working Artist

Making great art requires honesty. Luckily, there are simple ways to make our inner voices more constructive, says columnist LAURA BOSWELL

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Looking Up

AINE DIVINE CHALLENGES YOU TO LOOK AGAIN WITH AN UPWARD-FACING PORTRAIT

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

FIND DIVINE SUBJECTS

DAMPEN SOME PAPER, DROP IN COLOUR AND DISCOVER WHAT IT REVEALS, SAYS ROB DUDLEY

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Exhibitions

JANUARY'S BEST ART SHOWS

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January 2021

Draw in layers

JAKE SPICER CHALLENGES YOU TO APPLY COLOUR IN LAYERS, USING A METHOD INSPIRED BY PRINTER INKS

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

10 MINUTES WITH - Jo BROWN

The Devon-based illustrator on keeping a nature journal, going viral and drawing octopuses.

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

21 For 2021

To kickstart the new year in inspiring fashion, we’ve curated a selection of 21 emerging painters who are doing fresh and exciting things within the traditions of figurative art

10+ mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Go To Work On An Egg!

Liz Balkwill challenges you to think conceptually in still life

3 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Four-Colour Experiment

Paint a self-portrait with a limited palette to really get to know your colours, says James Bland

1 min read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

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