BobBlast #218

What's Next After an Initial Warm Mid-Tone?

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!

This BobBlast is a continuation of last week... more of my Little Gems and daily warm-up studio practices . Remember, these  Little Gems are paint sketches . They are meant t o be a fun exercise to ease into your painting day.  

And just so you know - I am teaching a "Little Gems" class at the upcoming  Trade Show - Artisan Expo in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  My final trade show of the year is the Art of the Carolinas in November . The links for both are below.

In this Blast I am painting on p recut 10x10 inch pieces, taped back together. The mid-tone color is already there. In the previous BobBlast, I worked on the upper three sketches with lights and brights on the mid-tone orange first. Now, in this demo, I will work on the next group of three, with a darkest darks first - keeping it fast and loose! 

I select my Holbein Artist Acrylic paints, decide on the composition and the concept. I am continuing with the concept of vases of flowers. Each 10x10 inch sketch is a variation on a theme. I intentionally make each one different - I don't try to make carbon copies. 

The beauty of this exercise is to have another painting to go to... If I try really, really hard to complete each 10x10 inch  sketch before moving on to the next one, I will tighten up, get frustrated and not have too much fun. My mindset while painting these warm up exercises is to keep loose, have fun and experiment. 

I work on the first painting for a little while, establishing the vase shape... move on to the next one and then the next with the darkest dark. Next comes the focal point - the big showy flower that is the center of attention. I quickly mark the spot on each painting. The focal point is the point of the highest contrast. Then I block in the lightest light and add more color.

Keep it moving - don't stay in one spot for very long. Don't fall in love with it too soon! This is an exercise to loosen up. 

Stand Up, Big Brush, Big Smile!

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Here's a quick a reminder and some upcoming workshops and dates. 
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Featured Workshops:

Sept 11, 12, 13, 2018
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Southwestern Watercolor Society
Dallas, Texas
Contact Lou Bono (469)744-7559 

September 17-19, 2018  (Monday-Wednesday)
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Sedona Arts Center
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

September 21-23, 2018  (Friday-Sunday)
Contemporary Abstract Figure
Sedona Arts Center
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

September 27-30, 2018 
Artisan Expo
(505) 954-4179 ext. 119

October 15-19, 2018
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Vancouver Island Art Workshops
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Mary, (250) 714-8080 

November 8-11, 2018
Art of the Carolinas - Trade Show
Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contact Sharon DiGiulio (800) 827-8478 ext 156 

January 7-11, 2019
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Quayside Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
Contact Quayside Gallery (850) 438-2363
or Diane Goeller (850) 348-3652
or Pat Page (850) 293-5414

January 19-26, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8383

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"What's Next After an Initial Warm Midtone?"

What's Next After a MidTone

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
BobBlast #218 - Video run time 12 minutes, 7 seconds

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