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Been inspired to pick up a paintbrush by new BBC One series, The Big Painting Challenge? As presenters Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon continue the search for Britain’s best amateur artist, you too could tap into your creative potential, with the help of The Big Painting Challenge book.
Whether it’s charcoal or ink, acrylics or watercolours you want to work in, you’ll be guided through basic warm-up exercises before gradually progressing to full works of art you can create in almost any medium.
The 18 step-by-step projects cover everything from landscapes and portraits to still lifes and seascapes, with tips and advice from the show’s expert judges, Daphne Todd and Lachlan Goudie. Whether you’re an art lover, or you simply want to try something new, prepare to be amazed by what you can create.
Keen to get your hands on a copy? We’ve got 10 to give away! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and we’ll pick the lucky winners.
The Big Painting Challenge by Rosa Roberts (BBC Books, £20) is out now.