Simon Bland

A Blog About Oil Painting

In this blog post I present some options for handling the bright green backgrounds that often occur in reference photos of animals....

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Holstein Grazing. 11x14, oi on linen mounted on panel. 2017. Animals with black and white coloration are the hardest of all to paint. You can't paint one well using a photograph taken in full sun. So you photograph them in the shade and then you find that they take on the color of their surroun...

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Rabbit with Yellow Background. 12x12, oil on linen mounted on panel. 2017.  ...

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