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In each monthly issue of Australian Artist magazine we take you inside the studios of the Australia's best artists. They tell you the thought processes behind their creative methods and reveal their painting techniques.

In This Issue

The magazine for artists by artists.
Regulars
6 Portfolio
A look at art activity from around the country
Cover Stories
10 Two-part Scenes
The setting and the narrative are the primary components of Robert Hagan's impressionistic works
Features
Oil 20 Improving on Reality
When relying on photography as source material, put your composition skills to good use!
by Bruce Davey
Regulars
30 Art Exhibitions
Combined art societies of Sydney 2017
Features
Acrylic 34 Exploring the Dimensions of Colour
What happens if you experiment with one dimension of colour at a time?
by Paul Macklin
Mixed Media 38 Hinging it all together
What art the unifying elements in mixed media works and how to use them to advantage.
by Tricia Reust
50 Art tuition: Be Your Own Critic: Part 1 Compositional Elements
Do you ever get to a point in your work where you know something is wrong with it, but not quite sure what it is ?
by Maxine Wade
Acrylic 56 Give Yourself Permission to Play Part 2
Cease to expect the "perfect" result
by Catherine Hamilton
Pastel 60 Pastel Perspective Series
Part 9 – Ideas and techniques
by Amanda McLean
Watercolor 67 Watercolour Series on Painting Australian Light
Part 7 – How to capture a brief explosion of sunlight
by Jenny MacNaughton
Regulars
72 Professional Artist
by Graeme Smith
75 Art Prizes & Competitions
80 Classified advertising