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Issue #104 August / September 2015

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Issue 104

In This Issue

The magazine for artists by artists from around the world.

4 International Prize Winners
All the Prize Winners in International Artist magazine Challenge No. 88, Favorite Subjects
19 Call for Entries
Entry form for International Artist magazine's Challenge No. 90, People & Figures. Or you can enter using digital printouts and online!
24 A Day in the Life of an Artist: Samuel Adoquei
A series where we take a look into the lives of some of the world's most noted artists.
by Wende Caporale
The Art of the Portrait
28 Chairman's Letter
29 Inspiration, Insights and Appreciation
by Annette Goings
34 17th annual International Portrait Competition Showcase
40 Station Points
Tips & Insights from James Gurney Resurrecting Tyrannosaurs
46 Preparing for Your Solo Show, Part 1
The Gallery Director's Perspective
by Lee Vasu, with Daniel Maidman
50 The Selfish Artist
How personal engagement with subjects drives an artist to paint
by Bob Brandt
56 Spirit Animals
Mary Jane Ansell creates captivating compositions that emanate lively forces
by Nicki Escudero
United States
66 Directly from Life
Ann Trusty shares tips on capturing the tone, details and complexity of her fleeting floral subject matter
76 Capturing Personalities
Suzanne Leonard uses information gathered from photographs and in-person meetings to bring to life her animal subjects
United Kingdom
80 Patterns of the Sea
In his close-up paintings of the sea, Alan Weston focuses on the forms and reflections
88 Thinking Conceptually
The paintings of Alfredo Barros reach beyond the ordinary still life with geometrics
United States
96 A Measured Approach
In his figurative and architectural watercolors, Mario Andres Robinson applies glazes methodically
106 A Strong Foundation
Through pencil sketches, photographs and plein air studies, Mike Kowalski completes watercolors, as well as oils, on location and in the studio
United Kingdom
114 Batik
Capturing the World with Wax and Dyes
Rosi Robinson shares her insights and techniques on the batik approach to fine art
124 Turning Back the Clock
John Lovett shares the importance of seeing clearly when painting
132 Professional Artists: Do you have a long-term vision about your career?
Instead of just focusing on the present, look at what is ahead in your art career
by Graeme Smith
134 Painting Workshop
New Zealand artist Richard Robinson critiques some student paintings from his online workshop and demonstrates key points with his own painting
138 Discovering Art
The Making of an Artist Part 60 Contrast of Temperature & Autumn Vineyard
by Barry John Raybould
140 Important Principles of Art
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you