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The Gallery
ARTIST’S PALETTE magazine seeks to showcase the works of talented Australians producing art at a whole range of skill levels, whether they are accomplished creative people with a long history of achievements or beginners (of all ages) striving to bui
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No Substitute for Practice
Neta Alcorn was born in the small town of Casino in northern New South Wales. After growing up in a farming community, she began her working career in nursing. Art education was available to her only by correspondence, for many years. With the introd
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Contemporary Acrylics
Dorothy-Rae Sullivan’s career as a painter began only a decade ago … but it is already blossoming. She has completed numerous successful works and developed a recognisable style which would be the envy of many developing artists. This lady derives he
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Figurative Image
This demonstration drawing has been worked on A3 size Jasart 200gsm paper. Firstly, the figure drawing was a complete line drawing – sprayed with a workable fixative to set the line. The complete page was then painted with Schmincke Horadam Gouache,
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Castle Hill
I enjoy the arid interior of Australia, which I have visited, so selecting my subject was easy … as the Kimberley and Pilbara are very special to me because of the richness of the colours. This painting is of part of the Old Anthill Road at Nullagini
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Passion for Detail
Jenny Hartley is a Queenslander who has been an active painter since 1990 – creating works of art in graphite, watercolours and acrylics. Her childhood, spent on the family farm near Casino in New South Wales, installed within her a deep love of the
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Country Cousins
I had been out to Colby dam, near Toowoomba. I had seen this old gate beside the road and stopped to photograph it. What I saw inspired me and the idea for this painting of ‘Country Cousins’ was born. From when the initial idea was formed, the proces
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Stretching Boundaries
Marlene Jones was born in the New South Wales country town of Gilgandra. She eventually moved to the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney) about 22 years ago. An interest in art was motivated by some serious problems with her health. “I only started to pai
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Time Reveals All
If you have your reference photograph enlarged to A4 size, you can slip it into a plastic sleeve. This will allow you to place a grid over it to assist you in transferring the correct proportions to the canvas. Gesso the canvas; then grid the canvas
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A Woman of Worth
Joanne Villani lives in the trendy (pretty much unspoiled) beach suburb of Adelaide called Semaphore. This has been her home for 20 years, and her art studio is here too. This artist was born in South Australia’s capital, and she has received no form
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Nightlands
Prepare your canvases by giving them one good coat of Carbon Black (I used a small roller to get an even coverage). Then proceed to measure off and tape, to paint the black section. I taped off at 36 x 36 cm for the top left corner of the first canva
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Studio ARTES Northside Inc and Gallery ARTES
Studio ARTES, located within the Hornsby Shire on Sydney’s North Shore, is an independent not-for-profit organisation operating five days per week providing services in recreational and vocational training and artistic programs for people with disabi
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Essence Of The Territory
Kelli Mac was born in country Victoria and later lived in various parts of Australia including Perth and Alice Springs before finally moving to settle in Darwin in the Northern Territory. In Darwin, this lady has found a strong and renewed passion fo
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Fallen
Start with a strong all-over background colour of Phthalo Blue mixed with a touch of Phthalo Green to create a vibrant summer feel to the entire painting. Prepare your composition using reference photographs, taking care to ensure that the fallen tre
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An Interest in Portraits
Stan Overington was born in Kojonup, a town in Western Australia’s south-west. He was the only child of parents who operated a bakery and tearooms. “Much of my childhood was spent finding things to occupy myself,” he says. “I have always loved drawin
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Master Hints And Tips
• Working from photographs is great – but spend time with your subject matter. If you are doing a landscape, go bush as often as you can and study the random wonder of Nature. If painting figurative works, join a life drawing class to build your skil
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A Portrait of Ross
Since being introduced to Genesis paints three years ago, I’ve used no other medium. I found the simplicity of achieving subtle blending (required in my style of portrait painting) a surprise and joy which I take full advantage of. I don’t use China
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Time to Relax
Gillian Morey came to Australia in the early ’70s, from her birthplace in Suffolk, England. She is married to a farmer in the south-west of Western Australia. The couple’s farm is host to Merino sheep for fine wool, White-Faced Suffolk sheep for fat
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Schardale Summer Magic (Lexie)
With my HB pencil, I start to draw the subject on a plain piece of paper. Most times I begin with the eyes and nose to get the triangle working, but this time I started with the ears. Lexie’s ears are a main feature – typical Bull Terrier ears with a
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The Ladies On The Ginza
I had no idea what I would be doing when I started … but I felt like glazing for a while. I chose some colours I like to work with, and launched myself into this project to see what I would finish up with. The entire work was glazed and painted with
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Painting In The Flinders Ranges
To meet the World Expeditions Art Adventure tour to the Flinders Ranges, I first had to travel to Port Augusta – some 1500 kilometres from my home near Sydney. I considered the option of flying to Adelaide and transferring by bus; before electing to
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High Creative Play
David Robert Hill was born in North London, but he now lives and works at his home studio at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. He completed a four year diploma course at The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, and was awarded a Fi
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The Megalong Valley
My passion for the art of painting began more than 40 years ago. I love the illusory nature of oil paint; even the smell of it. To create form and space, light and movement – simply by applying this thick coloured ‘butter’ to canvas – is a joy indeed
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Fun with Colour
Monica Burrows was born at Bundaberg in Queensland. She commenced weekly art lessons at Bundaberg’s Woodrow Gallery at the tender age of eight. She continued to study art with Berris Woodrow throughout primary school. After leaving high school, she
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Goodnight Scrub
For this demonstration, my family and I journeyed to Goodnight Scrub – a national park just south of Gin Gin. I love the lush rolling hills and winding dirt roads, and the mix of pine and bottle trees. My son however does not feel the same way about
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The Spice of Life
Felicity Grant can remember wanting to draw from an early age. She always wanted to sketch whatever she saw in the world around her. As a girl she was raised on a sheep and cattle property in south-west Queensland – and her close association with ani
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The Gallery
ARTIST’S PALETTE magazine seeks to showcase the works of talented Australians producing art at a whole range of skill levels, whether they are accomplished creative people with a long history of achievements or beginners (of all ages) striving to bui
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