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SPECIAL 76-PAGE Painter -3 water-mixable oils SEPTEMBER 2016 £3.99 U3 Ass MONTH LEARN TO PAINT LOOSE & LIVELY WATERCOLOURS TECHNIQUES for pastel portraits BE INSPIRED BY TURNER Small studies Colour choices How to paint from photographs CeO SESE HOW DO COLOUR The Uh? es Mowe utryls flowers in a REVEALED! corals eel Easy ways Ee nur SLU Subscribe and receive 13 issues for just £37.99* SAVING over 25% on the shop price TET rT TTS = r Toe ¥ > ne 7a ic Caran «col Join 1,000s of Leisure Painter readers and become a subscriber. You will SAVE over 25% on the shop price and your magazines will be despatched before copies are in the shops Take up this offer and enjoy © 13 issues for only £37.99" by annual Direct Debit and pay £2.92 an issue @ OR JUST £39.99 by debit or credit card and pay only £3.23 an issue @ FREE delivery direct to your door @ Savings of over 25% on the shop price on every issue @ EXCLUSIVE FREE transfer at any time to our sister title The Artist Order online at and enter code LP1609 Call 01580 763315 and quote code LP1609 Cee eae Incorporating esure Pinter and Cafisman and Geatve Cats vowwe 50710 ISSUE SST ‘ ‘wewcpaintersonline.couk 155 0024-0710 SEPTEMBER 2016 tito Ing tyon ontbitingeitor Jane aus Editor constants Dana Arle, A, NEAC Hon, “oy Paul IP _iversing ales ‘on Mane own (177832048) {anmamanebawarersaroup cou) Advertsing copy Se Woodgates Te 0177839208) (suewoodsuesawarnesgioupcouk) cedicontokowamersgaupcauk vents Manager Groin rts subscriptions Marketing Nanager end Gregor Subscriptions Nic amon & za Kite (te oso 763315763679) online tater Dawn Fey Designers son Renna sarah le Leisure Pinters published ery our weeks ‘The Ais Publishing Company Limite f9P0,.coton House 53.55 High Stet, Tenterden, eat TN 30 680 (ek 0150 763315) Managing tor Dr Sally Bln, Hon VPRESA Pbiation of an ace orinclusion af anadreitememt doesnot necesaity imply that APCs agement with ‘eviews expressed oF epresens eosenent a reduc, materi fr techriqes TAP doesnot accept resporsbliy for eras, omésians or imagesretened in gad faith ‘Annual subscistion ates: 153998 (indus Northern land; 10 $0, canada $82; eCrember cunts 26a thercoutie (tering) £50 Foreign cureney prices ince bankharges Payments mace by cred dare akenin tering atthe rte of £50 Pinte by Warnes Mids pe “Theda. Manor Lane Bourne, Lincoinsie E1098 Newsrade dtibuton by warner Group Publtians ple (Get 0177 31000) ‘won Welcome from the editor ‘his month, we have great pleasure in Trescsins the 2016 winners of our Open Competition at Patchings (pages 59 to 63). Last week I talked to one of our professional artist judges, David Curtis, about what makes an award-winning painting in our exhibition. Whether painted on-site from life or from a photograph, the most successful work always shows first and foremost good drawing skills then a deftness of brush and what David calls the bravura performance. Keep submitting those large-scale paintings if that’s what you do best, but we are also looking for smaller, more high-risk paintings that ‘sing off the walls’ as he puts it. You'll find both types of work in this year's winning entries. Asan exhibition for amateur and hobby painters, the judges are always on the look out for work that expresses the energy and joy that go into painting something that you love rather than a theme that you just think will sell. When you can integrate both the joy of painting with a good skill set, you are well on the way to being successful in our sister magazine, The Artist's category, which is our open competition for experienced and professional painters, I consider the Leisure Painter Open Competition, in partnership with Patchings, the highlight of our year, Along with the newly launched Art Cub of the Year Awards, it is here to showcase your work, persistence and talent in the best way possible. As always | would like to thank our many and varied sponsors for helping to make these competitions so worthwhile and exciting, and grateful thanks to everyone at Patchings Art Centre for alll the hard work that goes into making the exhibitions and the festival such must-see events on all our calendars. Enjoy your month of painting. C4 Biss INGRID LYON Editor Set OCTOBER 2016 issue on sale 9 September ssrromerzoe Leisure Painter 3