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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.
4 Portfolio
A look at art activity from around the country
9 Art Prize Challenge
Call for entries for Art Prize Challenge No. 67 Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes ENTRIES EXTENDED TO JANUARY 27!
12 "Shadowing" Tom Roberts
An enduring obsession with shearing sheds
by Christine Porter
Cover Stories
20 Three Link Sketching
Try this simple system for landscape sketching
by Tony Smibert
Special Feature 26 Botanics and Wildlife at Grafton
janet Matthews and Margaret Muffet "strut their stuff" at workshops in April this year
Cover Stories
30 Working to a Deadline
Putting time pressure on your painting can significantly change the results you achieve for the better
by Craig Penny
40 Not Just for the Kids
Rediscover the pleasure of colored pencils and their practical portability for plain air adventures
by Freda Surgenor
52 En Plein Air part 3 Top Tips for Working Outdoors
If plein air painting has never worked for you, here is the definitive guide to making it a successful part of your creative process
by Brett "Mon" Garling
58 Watercolor Series on Painting Australian Light
Part 5– The best way to tackle brilliant afternoon light
by Jenny McNaughton
63 Pastel Perspectives Series
part 6– More on clouds
by Amanda Mclean
66 Top Tips on Watercolor Subjects
by Jacky Pearson
70 Professional Artist
by Graeme Smith