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Issue #99 October / November 2014

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Issue 99

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. 83, Wildlife
19 Call for Entries
Entry form for International Artist magazine's Challenge No. 85, Florals & Gardens. Or you can enter using digital printouts and online!
Columns
24 A Day in the Life of an Artist
A series where we take a look into the lives of some of the world's most noted artists.
by Wende Caporale
28 Chairman's Letter
30 Master Showcase
32 Bryce Billings: A Father's Dream to Paint
by Krystle Stricklin
36 Ricky Mujica
A demonstration in oil
Columns
38 Station Points
Tips & Insights from James Gurney Watercolor in the Wild
44 Advance Practice in Art
Understanding Light, Value and Color, Part 2
by Tim Breaux
48 Travel Sketchbook
A Three Years Journey
by Reno Marca
54 Life on the Wild Side
by John and Suzie Seerey-Lester
64 The Artist-Writer
In-depth information on how to begin writing about art
70 Revealing Personal Insight by Painting Thematically
Canadian artist David Butt tells us about his thought process while preparing for an exhibition
United States
76 Elevating the Commonplace
Grace M. DeVito shows how to turn everyday objects into items of importance within still life paintings
84 Follow the Light
Eric Bowman explains the importance of light in developing a composition
Sweden
92 Finding a Focus
Elizabeth Tyler paints acrylics that can be experiences at both a distance and close-up
Australia
98 Mastering Gesso Glazes
John Lovett instructs how to achieve a soft gesso glaze
Germany
102 Beyond Photorealism
In her pastel animal portraits, Steffi Decker interprets soul and atmosphere as well as light, shadow and shape
Ireland
110 From Dark to Light
Building up her pastel works from dark to light tones allows Rosie McClelland to make vivid and well-planned scenes
Mexico
120 The Language of Art
In addition to aesthetics, Patricia Guzman uses her art to say and express ideas emotionally
Departments
131 Professional Artist: Is Art Actually an Investment?
Stay up to date on your art's value to increase buyer interest
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 55
Exaggerating Color Spots & Moran Point
by Barry John Raybould
140 Important Principles of Art
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you