8 November 2012

South Africa: The SA Artist Celebrates Its First Birthday

The visual arts magazine, The SA Artist is celebrating its first birthday with the release of the seventh issue - Nov/Dec 2012.

We began this magazine because we saw the need for a publication in which South African artists could share their stories and techniques. In the past six issues we have featured over thirty artists whose careers in art serve as inspiration to others. The support from our readers has been overwhelming, with our subscription and distribution lists growing daily.

In our birthday issue, we mark this celebration with an exciting competition in which one of our readers is featured on the cover of the magazine and rewarded with a generous prize provided by our sponsors. The competition was fierce with over 1 200 entries being received.

Landscape painting

Wim Rautenbach demonstrates his unusual approach to landscape painting and Willie Jacobs ends his portrait series with detailed instructions on how to paint hair. For the youngsters there is a demonstration on manga drawing by Rob Hooper. Other featured artists are Shelagh Price, Floris van Zyl, Wakaba Mutheki and Greg Schultz.

'How to read an oil paint tube' explains the technical jargon found on tubes, and there are ten tips for looking after your finances. John Smith provides a critical look at the role of art groups and we have our second instalment on the burning issue of copyright in South Africa. Take a break from painting, put your feet up and test yourself with our Quick Art Quiz... how many questions can you answer correctly?

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