Simon Bland

A Blog About Oil Painting

A Simple Abstract Painting Technique

by Simon Bland / Oct 7, 2017
A Simple Abstract Painting Technique

I struggle to create abstract paintings and I admire painters who can do it with what seems like little effort. I mean, how do you even conceptualize this stuff in the first place? In this blog post I explain an easy approach for abstracting a small painting....

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Paintings With Animals in Them

by Simon Bland / Sep 30, 2017
Paintings With Animals in Them

Throughout my painting career I've painted both animal and landscapes. Yet, combining the two has always been difficult. Over the summer I spent some time on a series of paintings with animals in them. In this blog post I talk about what I learned and my experiences in painting these pieces....

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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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