Artist's Palette4 min read
Country Cottage
We had a wonderful summer at Mudgee, and I am painting in a paddock with dry grass about a metre high. I have a good view of my subject – the original homestead built on our property about 100 years ago. I am deliberately sitting with the sun to the
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Artists’ Easels
The amazing quality of the Jullian French box easel is world renowned. It is highly regarded for its design and the versatility of its applications. It has been copied many times over – but not in distinction. It is a combination of a sketch box, eas
Artist's Palette3 min read
Being Brave
Dell Fechner was born at the gold mining town of Cracow in central Queensland. She is now retired and lives on Queensland’s Gold Coast – where she pursues painting as a hobby. Art training for this lady began at the age of 12, through a correspondenc
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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
Artist's Palette3 min read
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
Artist's Palette3 min read
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
Artist's Palette4 min read
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
Artist's Palette3 min read
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
Artist's Palette2 min read
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
Artist's Palette2 min read
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
Artist's Palette3 min read
In Good Company
By Felicity Grant I search for an interesting subject in my garden. The little Superb Blue Wrens are very busy – so I include the male blue wren in my composition and (for interest) add my teacup. This is a tonal sketch done with 2B and 4B pencil. I
Artist's Palette2 min read
Outback Humour
Harry Barden’s life began in Plymouth, Devonshire, in 1931. He trained at the ‘West of England College of Art’ Bristol, and subsequently worked for a few years for the American Animation Company as a painter and tracer. Later, he served for some tim
Artist's Palette2 min read
Harry Thong
This is the kind of painting that I can do very quickly. I usually work on a series of six at a time. This Demonstration is an example of a character I have created called ‘Harry Thong’. I have tried to inject some good old-fashioned bush humour – a
Artist's Palette3 min read
A Love For The Environment
Janina Jackson was born in 1970 in Geelong – into a highly artistic family. “My dad was art director for a local surf clothing manufacturer and my mum was into anything and everything creative – pottery, sewing, macramé, crochet, painting, herbal med
Artist's Palette3 min read
Looking Into the Light
Judy Kurtz was born and schooled at Condobolin in New South Wales. She has since lived in various parts of the State including Sydney, Katoomba and Orange. A passion for art began when she was a child – drawing on anything she could find (including t
Artist's Palette3 min read
Drawing Elephants
I chose several different reference photographs of elephants from the Internet, books and newspapers, and practiced several small sketches of elephant compositions. When content, I graphed up a piece of tracing paper using 1cm squares and placed this
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Painting In The Flinders Ranges
On Wednesday morning 21 May at the remote Willow Springs Station deep in the Flinders Ranges, I climbed out of my swag while it was still dark. As I rebuilt the campfire, Belair artist and fellow traveller Leslie Jorgensen joined me in its glow. We h
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Your Letters
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 ca
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Mystery Of The Meeting Place
This picture didn’t go according to plan; which could be proof that if anything can go wrong … I can help it happen! Using a charcoal pencil, I roughly sketched out an outline of the main picture I intended to paint in an abstract style. I used a wet
Artist's Palette2 min read
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
Artist's Palette6 min read
Encaustic Art
My name is Allan Mulvaney. I was born in 1944 at Newcastle in New South Wales – the eldest of four children. I grew up at nearby Georgetown and attended secondary school with the Marist Brothers at Hamilton, Bowral and Mittagong. Not finding a vocati
Artist's Palette4 min read
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 teac
Artist's Palette3 min read
Mind Your Beeswax
To get started, assemble the above materials: Waxes to one side of the block of changeable backing paper; tools, hot iron and stylus on the opposite side. The side for the iron will depend FINAL on STEP whether you are right-handed or left-handed. Th
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Bright Harbour
Prime the canvas support with vigorous strokes of gesso, leaving textural lines. Cross-hatch brush marks. Allow this to dry thoroughly. With binder medium, glue randomly-placed roughly-cut pieces of rice paper or textured paper onto the lower third
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