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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
9 Special Feature from CHROMA Acrylics
11 Micke Barr on "Everything Art"
Blogs, demos and pictorials
by Mike Barr
12 Art Materials News from Canson
Features
Mixed Media 14 Motivated by Emotion
Combining the subject's expression with the artist's interpretation of it, can produce poignant images of wildlife
by Sharon Moroney
22 Art Tuition
Showcasing two artist from this year's USQ McGregor Winter Arts Retreat
26 Art Reflections
We asked 8 artists to select a recent artwork and reflect on their inspiration and working progress.
Watercolor 34 Shadow Play - Easy Steps to Bring a Painting to Life
How to use strong, concise areas of light and dark to create depth and impact in watercolour.
by James McKay
38 Special Features: The Power of a Place - Responding to Arkaroola
Proficiency in expressionism comes from responding to inspiration and being driven to orchestrate marks. It's a journey from randomness and chaos to poetry
by Peter Griffen
48 Special Feature: the Beaks and Bills of Birds
We continue this mini-series on anatomical structure for artists, putting the spotlight on a intriguing part of the heads of birds - beaks and bills
by Dr. Natalia Balo
54 Italian Encore
Showcasing more en plein air watercolour demonstrations from Chan Dissanayake
by Chan Dissonayake
Regulars
60 Art Materials Series
Paint, Paper, Play #11
by Lynette Orzlowski from Canson
Features
64 Prize Winners
We showcase the Artists Society of Canberra Member's Exhibition
Regulars
72 Professional Artist
by Graeme Smith
75 Art Prizes & Competitions
80 Classified Advertising