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Paint & Draw June 2017

Featuring a range of step-by-step tutorials led by professional artists will help you improve your skills at your own pace, covering all sorts of unique techniques and all types of media - from watercolours, acrylics and oils to pastels and pencils. With 100 packed pages per issue, Paint & Draw also provides exclusive interviews, features, news and reviews to keep you enthused and inspired to make your own masterpieces.

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in this issue

1 min.
making the most of summer (whilst it’s still here)

Summer light seems to bring everything to life (when it’s not pouring down with rain or clouded over!). And with longer days there’s no better time than now to take your art outdoors. This issue, we explore what exactly that entails, and whether you’re totally new to painting en plein air, or you do it all year round, I hope you find plenty of ideas and tips in Bill Robinson’s outdoor painting workshop on page 34. The summer sun also reaches out over other parts of the issue. There’s the workshop of Margaret Merry’s stunning cover image on page 20, where the artist offers some tips on simplifying your painting process by starting with a simple, strong composition (in this case, part of her friend’s Spanish garden). Margaret also offers some…

8 min.

“Peter has been at the forefront of British glass art since the 1970s” GLASSBLOWN SUNFLOWERS Reinterpreting Van Gogh’s iconic paintings in glass WHAT HAPPENS when you mix Van Gogh’s dazzling Sunflowersmasterpiece with the grandfather of glassblowing, Peter Layton? A sumptuous new range of glass-based artwork, capturing the essence of Van Gogh’s iconic paintings in 3D – that’s what. Commissioned by the National Gallery Company in celebration of Peter’s 80th birthday, the series represents the glass artist’s interpretation of what he considers to be the essence of the original painting, expressed through colour, form and texture. “I regard Van Gogh as one of the greatest painters of all time,” explains Peter, “so being asked by the National Gallery to interpret in glass, his Sunflowers– one of the world’s most iconic paintings – has been both…

2 min.
five great exhibitions...

THE MYSTERIOUS MISS AUSTEN Winchester Discovery Centre, until 24 July A rarely seen portrait of Jane Austen is on display at the Winchester Discovery Centre until 24 July. The painting is soon to become very familiar – it forms the basis of Austen’s depiction on the new £10 note. Five other portraits of Austen will be on display at the exhibition, which marks the 200th anniversary of the author’s death. There’s more information at: http://bit.ly/pad9_jausten QUENTIN BLAKE: THE LIFE OF BIRDS House of Illustration, until 1 October Beloved children’s illustrator Quentin Blake is curating an exhibition of his own drawings of one his favourite subjects – birds. These exuberant pieces are on display for the first time at House of Illustration until 1 October. Blake’s ability to convey emotion lends itself to these beautifully humanised…

3 min.

DEAR EDITOR, I read your magazine every month since it appeared and have recently joined the subscription to ensure that I receive regular copies. I should like to ask you to consider some of my recent work for inclusion in a forthcoming issue and can provide a biography since I have worked as an artist all my life and have made watercolours in the UK, France, Italy and Greece. I trained at Leicester Polytechnic, Hornsey College of Art and latterly at the University of Leicester where I was Director of Studies for the Certificate of Drawing and Painting with Art History. My work can be viewed both at home and abroad and is in collections in the UK with private buyers, as well as in Greece and Australia. I was a protégé of…

8 min.

Mix greens from basic pigments for a more natural effect THROUGHOUT YEARS of working as a professional artist, I have experimented with a number of purchased greens but have always found them unsatisfactory. Viridian is useful, but only for seascapes. On rare occasions I use Hookers Green, but even though it’s a fairly subtle colour it can overwhelm more delicate pigments. Here, I would like to demonstrate how a wide range of pleasant greens can be obtained from mixing basic pigments. About MARGARET MERRY Almeria, Spain After studying at Falmouth Art School, Hornsey College of Art and Bristol University, Margaret has worked as a artist specialising in watercolour and pastel. She now paints in Spain. http://bit.ly/pad_merry Follow these steps... 1 When creating the painting below, the greens needed to be stronger as I approached the foreground.…

7 min.
simplify painting with a strong composition

About MARGARET Almeria, Spain Professional artist Margaret lives in Almeria in Spain. She has art training from Falmouth Art School, Hornsey College of Art and the West of England College of Art. margaretmerry.wordpress.com Materials Margaret uses tubes of Schmincke watercolour paints. She likes to paint on Arches 300gsm paper, approximately 11x15in with a fine surface stretched on to a board. This is her preferred paper because the surface has just the right amount of resistance to enhance the inherent transparency and brilliance of the medium. Margaret uses synthetic round brushes. Since ancient times, gardens have been a source of inspiration for artists. However, they can be tricky subjects to tackle because, when the eye is confronted by a confusing array of tone, form and colour, it’s difficult to know where to begin. The answer is…