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The challenge of painting from poor photos

Pastel artist Bill Truslove shares his tips for working from poorly composed photos, with emphasis on working to commission

Bill Truslove

Born in the UK, Bill Truslove now lives in Australia. He founded the Pastel Artists of South Australia and is a member of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Victor Harbour art society. Bill has exhibited widely in south Australia, where he has won many awards.

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About The Artist

Be inspired to get out and about with your painting kit this summer with tips and advice on sketching and painting en plein air from top watercolour artists Amanda Hyatt, Geoff Hunt and Ian Sidaway. Jenny Wheatley shows how to use your location studies to create exciting compositions back at home, while in a the first of a new series Yael Maimon explains how to select the best format for a successful composition. Aldo Balding demonstrates how to paint a full-length portrait, Robert Brindley shows how to capture the spirit of Venice in watercolour, Barry Herniman reveals how to use acrylics the watercolour way. Plus we focus on the rules of painting, how to paint figures on the beach, learn from the painting style of Christopher Wood, how to choose the best colours for different skies, and how to cope with the challenge of working from poor photos. We've included plenty to inspire you this month, as well as information about what to see and do and competitions to enter with great prizes up for grabs!