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Paint & Draw

Paint & Draw October 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.
on the search for your happy medium

This issue, we interviewed the extraordinary artist Marek Yanai – over on page 40. The feature is a great read, and covers the artist’s 50-year journey from a 20-something copyist honing his skills in Viennese galleries, to choosing painting over puppetry, to finally working at the art school that he was kicked out of as a kid. His story is inspiring, as is his enthusiasm for different media. His open approach to art and its tools fits perfectly with Paint & Draw, and this particular issue, as we once again cover a variety of approaches to a variety of subjects using an array of media. And though the media is always indicated in the workshops, I should stress that it doesn’t really matter whether that’s what you have to work…

8 min.

IN MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST 10 dramatic concepts for a new Holocaust memorial in central London are under consideration AS PART OF a major public consultation, 10 shortlisted concepts for London’s new Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre – to be situated in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament – were exhibited at the V&A in August. The jury, which includes London mayor Sadiq Khan, and Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, former director of the Serpentine Gallery, is currently deliberating on who should win the commission. In contention are high-profile artists such as Michal Rovner, Rachel Whiteread, and Anish Kapoor, working alongside world-leading architecture firms Foster + Partners, Caruso St John Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects, respectively. In Michal Rovner’s concept, a steel ramp descends into the earth, evocative of the train tracks that terminated…

2 min.
five great exhibitions...

CONSTABLE AND BRIGHTON Until 8 October, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery www.brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton John Constable may be best known for his landscapes, but the artist’s stay in Brighton and Hove in the 1820s inspired a range of dramatic seascapes that capture the power and unpredictability of the South Coast’s weather fronts. In a fitting twist, Constable’s old Brighton residence is now home to the exhibition’s curator, Peter Harrap. CÉZANNE PORTRAITS 26 October 2017 - 11 February 2018, National Portrait Gallery, London www.npg.org.uk This looks set to be one of the National Portrait Gallery’s key exhibitions of the year, and brings together over 50 portraits by French Post-Impressionist master Paul Cézanne. All in all, this is an unmissable opportunity to gain an insight into one of the 19th-century’s most influential artists. MONOCHROME: PAINTING IN BLACK AND WHITE 30 October…

2 min.

DEAR PAINT & DRAW, I’d like to thank you for reviewing Aaron Blaise’s online charcoal drawing workshop in issue seven. I was lucky enough to be given the workshop as birthday gift in June and I have thoroughly enjoyed working along with it. I was really pleased with the results too – have a look! Although I studied art to degree level, I’ve only recently returned to practising (13 years since graduating). I love learning new approaches and techniques, and I look forward to receiving my copy of Paint & Draw each month to see what I can have a go at. Due to the time restraints of being a full-time mum, I am mostly working with dry media now and I’m really enjoying all your workshops on tips for drawing and pastel…

1 min.
letter of the month

HELLO, l read, with interest [Guardian writer] Jonathan Jones’ comment about Banksy’s work Balloon Girl and how it should be regarded as “proof of our stupidity”, in issue 12. Surely the purpose of art is to stimulate the brain and enough brains were stimulated to vote this piece of work Britain’s favourite artwork. To paraphrase a quote, “ Those who can, do, those who can’t, teach...” and those who can’t do either set themselves up as self-appointed, pontificating, overpaid ‘experts’ who dare to advise the rest of us what we can or cannot like, and if we disagree then we are ‘stupid’ and do not understand the nuances of ‘real art.’ Jonathan Jones, find yourself a proper job. Yours, D. Swainston. Beren replies: Hello Dennis, What a fiery email! I must admit…

9 min.

Master metallic reflections WHEN LIGHT STRIKES a metallic object, it can reflect back onto any nearby object in an unusual way. Normally, light hitting a primary and secondary object gives varying degrees of light, shadow and cast shadows, but reflective light also happens under these circumstances, and will need to be shown in your artwork. To show how this works, I have produced the images above, working with a dark charcoal pencil and an eraser. About TONY HOGAN Cornwall, UK After art college, Tony embarked on a career in commercial art, and returned to painting in the 1970s. He is a demonstrator and also runs art holidays in the UK, Italy and Spain. www.hoganart.co.uk Follow these steps... 1 I select two interesting objects – a highly polished metallic teapot and a ceramic vase. I place the…