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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
2 Portfolio
A look at art activity from around the country
12 Art Material News
Product information from JASCO
Features
14 Art Inspiration
The Basics of Creativity
by Diana Edwards
18 En Plein Aire... By Train
A regular train journey inspired an ongoing collection of sketches
by Christine Hill
26 New Series: Using Acrylics in Representational Art
Part 2 in this edition
by Barry McCann
Cover Stories
32 Two Hours in France
How to paint a street scene from scratch
by Craig Penny
40 Big Skies - Big Atmosphere
A big sky doesn't always mean a lot of sky!
by Mike Barr
Features
50 Special Feature: The Art of Illustration - From Ballet to Book
Creating an artistic picture book out of a classic story
by Anne Spudvilas
56 Pastel Perspectives Series
Part 16 Pastel Profile - we conclude this series by Amanda McLean
64 Painting Acrylics But Like A Watercolurist
How a large scale art project shifted the mind-set about using acrylics
by Tony Smibert
Regulars
68 Richard Robinson
Critiques
by Richard Robinson
72 Professional Artist
by Graeme Smith
75 Art Prizes & Competitions