Leisure Painter offers inspiration, direction and encouragement for beginners and amateur artists. It is full of step-by-step demonstrations and packed with advice on the best way to progress your drawing and painting skills. There are also features written by experienced and popular tutors including David Bellamy, Ray Campbell Smith, Alwyn and June Crawshaw. Each practical article describes the best ways to get started and the ideal working method for new projects as well as which art materials to use for the best results.
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This magazine is the UK’s best selling learn to paint magazine, it has a supportive and helpful attitude which will encourage you to try out a new medium or experiment with something new. Leisure Painter is the ideal resource for the reader looking to get started with painting as a fun and relaxing hobby. The excellent guide sections are very thorough and in-depth and will really help those feeling a bit stuck in a rut. With articles such as ‘how to stretch you own canvas’ and ‘build your confidence with acrylic ink’ this magazine will always try to support and encourage the amateur artist.
The magazine will often feature profiles and interviews with brilliant seasoned artists to give the amateur reader that extra bit of inspiration. These sections will show readers how they got into the profession and what has inspired them over the years. There will also often be sections devoted to answering reader’s tricky questions such as how to use complicated oil pastels as well as how to make your own ink and colours.
The magazine also likes to keep things exciting by offering free painting competitions so readers can have a chance to showcase their best work. These also normally involve great prizes. You never know, your work could be good enough to be displayed in Leisure Painter magazine and you could win yourself some much coveted quality art prizes in the process.