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Issue #102 April / May 2015

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Issue 102

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. 86, Abstract/Experimental Art
19 Call for Entries
Entry form for International Artist magazine's Challenge No. 88, Favorite Subjects. Or you can enter using digital printouts and online!
24 A Day in the Life of an Artist: Bob Crofut
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
30 Words of Wisdom from the 2015 Faculty
by Christine Egnoski
34 The Alla Prima Portrait with Kerry Dunn
38 Station Points
Tips & Insights from James Gurney Eye Level: Why the eye level is the most important line in any scene
42 Advance Practice in Art
Deconstructing Color Constancy and Value Perception - Part 2
by Tim Breaux
46 Passion & Skill
Russian photorealist painter Serge Marchennikov shares his techniques and inspirations
by John O'Hern
United States
56 Suggesting Narratives
In his oil paintings, Michael Orwick conveys stories through design elements such as point of view and mood
64 Capturing Color and Texture
In her floral and still life paintings, Alexandra Averbach highlights the vivid colors and details of natural beauty
72 Benefits of Direct Observation
Even when working from photo references, Dominic Avant draws upon techniques used when painting from life
80 A Basic Foundation
Starting with a focal point, Diann Reicherts-Lemmen will build up a painting layer by layer then add details
88 Making an Artistic Statement
Richard Long explains the role of energy in artistic expression
Croatia (Hrvatska)
92 Developing Style
Through artistic techniques, Tomislav Kosta has found a balance between impressionism and realism
100 Engaging the Viewer
Through carefully designed scenes, Atle Skudal allows interpretation of the stories in his composition.
108 Cultural Influences
After moving to Japan in 2011, Phil Couture has found the country, its culture and Ukiyo-e art have impacted his art
114 Derived from the Medium
Chien Chung-Wei uses the characteristics of watercolors to express beauty and intrigue
122 Oversized and Unglazed Paper
John Lovett explains how to use oversized paper bonded to aluminum composite panel
126 Professional Artist: What do you stand for?
Methods to creating a strong brand for yourself and your artwork
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 58 Brushwork and Atmospheric Perspective & Outdoor Kitchen
by Barry John Raybould
140 Important Principles of Art
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you