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Paint & Draw

Paint & Draw May 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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in this issue

2 min.
getting creative, no matter the media (or lack there of)

Can you believe another month has passed already? It seems like only last week we were looking at how to paint spring light in a watercolour landscape (if you missed that issue, or any of the previous issues, you can always purchase them individually by visiting http://bit.ly/pad_all_singles). Time moves swiftly, so it’s fitting that this issue’s cover workshop approaches how to capture movement in your paintings. Artist Alex Egan had just come back from Japan, studying koi carp and how they move about, when I asked her to make that painting, and it’s a beaut. On page 20 she explains how a light touch and introducing a little detail in the right area will really create a sense of action on the canvas. Have you ever been creative on your iPad or…

5 min.

SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR SAILING Elton John lends paintings from his personal collection to a marine artist exhibition PAINTINGS from Sir Elton John’s private art collection have gone on show at a Cornish art gallery. The singer and his partner, filmmaker David Furnish, have loaned two works by the artist Henry Scott Tuke to the Falmouth Art Gallery for its exhibition Artists Afloat: Tuke and Hemy at Sea. The exhibition celebrates the work of Tuke and Charles Napier Hemy, Falmouth-based friends and Royal Academicians who are regarded as being among the greatest marine painters of their time. The two artists painted many of their works at sea aboard their own floating art studios, and to mark the 100th anniversary of Hemy’s death Falmouth Art Gallery has drawn upon Hemy’s articles and sketchbooks and…

1 min.
words of wisdom

“There is often nothing as cripplingly terrifying as a real blank canvas staring back at you, but with a digital canvas and the aid of the Undo button this fear is allayed’” Traditional painter Phil Galloway on the benefits of digital art and getting creative in ArtRage, page 30 Ralph describes his art as, “Erratic, controlled, sometimes complex, and interesting – even to me” We talk to Ralph Steadman, whose drawings are synonymous with the work of Hunter S Thompson, page 44 “In the end it comes down to finding harmony and balance in the painting, and trusting what I feel to be right..” Adrian Sykes channels his inner Jedi to bring an imaginative Venice scene to life, page 38…

2 min.
five great exhibitions...

THE WALK TO THE PARADISE GARDEN: PAINTINGS BY DAN HAYS The sometimes controversial, always engaging relationships between digital images and traditional painting methods are explored in the work of Dan Hays, which is on display at Letchworth Garden City’s Broadway Studio & Gallery until 11 June. Inspired by Letchworth’s status as the world’s first garden city, the work on show exaggerates the landscape almost beyond recognition thanks to Dan’s experimental painting techniques. Find out more by go to www.broadway-letchworth.com. GIACOMETTI Alberto Giamcometti was one of the great painter-sculptors of the 20th century, but his name rarely sits alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas. To reaffirm Giacometti’s place, this first major UK retrospective presents over 250 of his works, including rarely seen plasters and drawings. Catch it at London’s Tate Modern until 10…

2 min.
curator’s comments

The last major exhibition devoted to Alma-Tadema in London was held in 1913 at the Royal Academy, to mark his death the previous year. This exhibition gives an understanding of how this artist from a small village in north Netherlands found great wealth and success in London as one of the most prominent artists of the era. While Alma-Tadema’s work fell out of fashion, this was not before early cinema had used it as a source for representations of Ancient Rome, so he’s enjoyed an influential ‘after-life’ as one of the prime sources for planting a visual understanding of the classical past in the popular imagination. The production designer of Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator has confirmed how important Alma-Tadema’s work was to him in working on the film. Alma-Tadema was a brilliant…

3 min.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for producing this amazing magazine. I found one issue in a newsagents and was hooked. I’ve got the other editions on back order on the internet and subscribed at the same time. It’s by far the best art magazine that I’ve seen. The icing on the cake is the videos. Seeing and hearing the artists in action brings the magazine articles to life. I’m retired and art has become the missing link in my life. I have improved greatly by reading magazines and books and watching YouTube artists. Pat Kelly, via email Beren replies: Hello Pat, thanks a lot for your lovely words, and great to hear that you’re indulging in your love for creating art – and that we’re playing our part in that goal! I’m also glad you…