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Paint & Draw September 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

2 min.
oh i do love to be beside the seaside

Anyone who grew up by the sea will understand the yearning for the sounds and smells that come with a coastal life. My childhood was spent in the Gower in Wales, and when I think of the sand dunes of Oxwich Bay, I immediately want to hear the sound of the surf... running a bath just isn’t the same! All of this reminiscing must have been going on when putting this issue together, as it’s full of homages to the seaside. Tony Underhill produced a cracker of a cover for us, in ink and watercolour. With a focus on simplicity, his striking seaside image is both colourful and evocative (see page 24). Elsewhere, Jem Bowden experiments with very wet and very dry watercolours for his beach scene in Bitesize on…

9 min.

GRAFFITI GRAND MASTER Britain’s best-loved artwork is a Banksy, according to a poll by Samsung BALLOON GIRL, Banksy’s mural of a girl letting go of a heart-shaped balloon, has recently been voted Britain’s favourite artwork – beating The Hay Wain by John Constable and Jack Vettriano’s The Singing Butler, which came second and third respectively. JMW Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire came fourth, and Antony Gormley’s sculpture The Angel Of The North completed the top five. The survey of 2,000 people was commissioned to mark the launch of a new Samsung television, designed to camouflage itself as a work of art when turned off. Banksy sprayed Balloon Girl onto the wall of a printing shop in Shoreditch in 2002. A decade later, the anonymous street artist had rocketed in popularity, and a copy of the…

2 min.
five great exhibitions...

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: SEASON FIVE Starts 26 September, Various locations, www.exhibitiononscreen.com Several new films are being released for the fifth season of the Exhibition on Screen project, which offers millions around the world the chance to experience exhibitions they might not otherwise be able to attend. The series includes a film dedicated to Canaletto released on 26 September, followed by David Hockney (21 November) and Cézanne (23 January 2018). COMING OUT: SEXUALITY, GENDER AND IDENTITY Until 5 November, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/comingout Currently showing at Walker Art Gallery is the UK’s largest contemporary art exhibition exploring LGBT themes and history, part of a programme of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. Visitors to the exhibition are greeted by poignant video footage of 170 empty gay bars across 13 UK…

2 min.

HELLO BEREN, I’ve just started collecting your magazine, and so far I’m very pleased with the range of ‘workshops’ that you offer (though that term confused me at first, as I’ve only ever encountered it to describe artist-led demonstrations). Anyway, I just wanted to put in a request for some more pencil-based tips, like the dog pet portrait workshop that you did in issue 8. I enjoy painting with watercolours, but I feel I should get better drawing skills, as often anatomy and perspective let me down the further I get into a painting. Please keep up the good work and look forward to seeing what other fantastic artists and project you publish in the next few issues. Jemma Sykes Beren replies: It’s great to hear that there’s an appetite for more pencil/ drawing tips…

1 min.
letter of the month

DEAR EDITOR, I’m very much enjoying Paint & Draw. Some of your contributors are very generous with their information, especially Valérie Pirlot (oils series). Could I ask if it would be possible to give us an article about trees? Something about painting them in all the very different ways, and generally coping with so much green and detail. Also, I’d like an article helping to understand painting primers, mediums, painting oils, solvents, varnishes and glazes. When to use the different ones; what effect they have; how they can help, or not. I realise it’s a huge subject, but it could be useful. I will also at some stage ask about the latest craze – sticking things on to things. Also, about glues and their effects on materials: is this considered a craft, rather than…

10 min.

Transform your sketches with a trace monotype SOMETIMES YOU NEED to shake things up with your drawing, and let go of the impulse to do too much. One of my favourite ways to do this is by creating transfer drawings, also known as trace monotypes. With this printmaking technique, you can transform an ordinary sketch into something almost nostalgic, with a gritty texture and bold contrast. The monotype process creates one print, with the potential for a second variation of that print, but no more. So, in many respects it is similar to a singular drawing. With a piece of paper placed against an inked plate, you can create a drawing, and through pencil pressure, ink is transferred as a print. I prefer to draw directly on the paper without a sketch,…