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Artist's Palette

No. 163

Artist's Palette is the perfect magazine for the aspiring and accomplished artist alike. Provides insights on, as well as step-by-step demonstrations from, Australian and international artists. Featuring the latest in news, reviews and products from the art world as well as exhibition previews and reviews. Artist's Palette is sure to stimulate your artistic sense.

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hooked on genesis

Leslie Tribolet lives on Kauai, Hawaii with her husband. She comes from an artistic background. Her dad was well known south-western USA sculptor Jack Black, and her great uncle was Jean Smith – a famous painter. She was always doing crafty things, and loved art, but was only interested in pencil as her medium of choice.Surrounded by the beautiful colours all around her on Kauai, she decided to take up painting five years ago after battling cervical cancer. She began by taking a watercolour class from a local artist. While the results made her happy, she felt that every painter on Kauai painted with watercolours, so she looked for a new and different way to paint.Leslie was diagnosed with breast cancer a year later. Again being tired and sore,…

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your letters

ELECTRONIC PEN FRIENDS Dear Editor,I thoroughly enjoy each month of Artist’s Palette magazine. It is full of interesting articles and some truly marvellous works in watercolours, pastels, oils and gouache. What a marvellous idea Lang’s Gallery is … a place where people can have their work on show even if they are not professional artists!It would also be a wonderful idea for people to be able to email like-minded people to discuss ideas and offer suggestions. Maybe you could suggest that people send a letter to the editor including their email address (like a pen friend, but by email); and interested people could email each other. I got the idea from one of your articles in which you mentioned that a lady emailed someone from another article and…

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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 build their identities and reach their particular artistic goals. Peter Moore Oam Peter Moore Oam Peter Moore OamThis ‘Gallery’ segment provides a place to display pictures by people who may not have the means or the opportunity to be extensively featured in our magazine. Submissions are sought from such people for future Issues.In each Issue we will seek to display some photographs of works from ‘new’ or unfeted artists – as a means of encouraging their creativity. In the very near future we will also seek to offer a…

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colour is important

Di Tarrant was born in Adelaide in 1938, the younger of two children. During her early working life she did some nursing, but after marrying and starting a family she undertook clerical duties in the automotive field.She has memories of one art teacher who ‘lit her fire’ when she was a young student.“The art teacher was my favourite, and I remember her after all these years with warm feelings,” Di says. “I guess she kindled the flames that would be fanned later in life – to create the passion I now have for all things artistic.”In 2000, Di Tarrant moved to the far south coast of New South Wales. Prior to this she had seen few opportunities to explore the many fields of art. Unsure of what she really…

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bright harbour

STEP ONE Prime the canvas support with vigorous strokes of gesso, leaving textural lines. Cross-hatch brush marks. Allow this to dry thoroughly. STEP TWO With binder medium, glue randomly-placed roughly-cut pieces of rice paper or textured paper onto the lower third of the canvas. Textured paper should be torn (not cut), to give a better transition of edges when glued. Again, dry thoroughly. STEP THREE Grid the canvas roughly into thirds or quarters, mainly as a guide for applying paint in the colour transitions which are about to take place. Grid lines are used as a guide only and they need to be only lightly drawn or they will contaminate the clarity of the paint. STEPS FOUR AND FIVE Start applying random patchwork…

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• Atelier Acrylic Interactive Paints: Titanium White; Acrylamide Yellow; Cadmium Yellow Deep; Vermillion Orange; Pyrolle Red; Pyrolle Alizarin; Turquoise; Phthalo Blue (Red Shade); Quinacridone Purple; Dioxine Purple; Phthalo Green. Also Matisse Yellow Oxide.• Gesso: Black and White.• Binder Medium.• Rice Paper or Texture Paper.• Large brushes – one inch to two inch sizes.• Willow Charcoal.• Atelier Satin Painting• ■…