Past Issues

Issue #105 October / November 2015

Issue 105

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. 89, Still Life
21 Call for Entries
Entry form for International Artist magazine's Challenge No. 91, Wildlife. Or you can enter using digital printouts and online!
26 A Day in the Life of an Artist: Abner Cope
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
30 Chairman's Letter
32 Max Ginsburg: Painting the Streets of New York
by Krystle Stricklin
36 Casey Childs: One Artist's Journey to Obtain Accuracy in a Multiple Figure Historical Narrative Painting
42 Station Points
Tips & Insights from James Gurney Ten Tips for Success in Gouache
46 Preparing for Your Solo Show, Part 2
The Artist's Persepective
by Daniel Maidman, with Lee Vasu
50 A Discussion on Various Art Topics
by Alex Powers
56 The Mentoring Chain
Four artists, linked through mentorship, explain the value of sharing techniques and insights
by Craig Pursley
62 Sacred Symphonies
Richard Schmid's newest painting continues his deep love for the connection between music and art
by Joshua Rose
United States
66 Finding Interest through Surfaces
Hebe Brooks explains how she enhances her artwork through vivid reflections, fabrics, environment and more
74 The Importance of Vision
Moving beyond subject matter, Marta Crawford aims to connect with the viewers of her artwork
82 Working in Three Stages
Bonnie Hamlin divides her painting process into three segments: creative energy, technical painting and instinctive balancing
United Kingdom
88 Derived from Direct Observation
Oil painter David Sawyer explains how knowledge gained from plein air painting can enhance a work of art
United States
98 Central Focus Points
Randy Van Dyck's paintings start with the title as concept, then the focal imagery develops into an unexpected play on words
106 A Combination of Techniques
Marney-Rose Edge's floral watercolors merge methods, such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and glazing between layers
116 Hyper Transparency
John Lovett explains how to amplify transparency throughout contrasts with areas of flat opacityq
United Kingdom
120 Incorporating Modern Technology
Kevin Butters' paintings derive from sketches and photos, sometimes using computer software to work out aspects of the composition
128 Profession Artist: Can you make money on the Web?
Insights on how to monetize your online presence
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 61
Thin Darks and Thick Lights & Just Grandma and Me
by Barry John Raybould
140 Important Principles of Art
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you