BobBlast #220

Best of BobBlast - Working with Color!
Painting Step One, Two, Three & Four

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!

In this Best of BobBlast, I am demonstrating 4 steps in making a painting, using my Goof-Proof Color Wheel. 

There are many different ways to begin creating a painting. There is no "one right way." This one works for me! I begin to paint, only after journaling and writing down my goals and painting intentions for the day in my sketchbook. Usually I paint in a series, a theme... and title each piece first. The title keeps me focused toward my painting goal. 

Step One - Determine your color combination and tone the surface with your dominant color. Goof around with variations of that one dominant color. 

Next - with the design composition in mind, add the focal point color and finally, two spice colors to augment and support your focal point. And I haven't even mentioned the subject matter yet!

Start off abstractly with very loose, wet colors. Let dry while continuing on to your next painting in the series.

Step Two - The second color is my Focal Point color. The Focal Point is usually the reason I wanted to paint this image in the first place.

Step Three - Close to the focal point color, I add the two Spice Colors. 
Just a small amount of each.

So far, at this point the painting is still loose and abstract - It's like all the elements are in place. Now, while the surface is still wet and before the paint dries, I begin to paint the painting. Again, this technique is only one approach among many others. This one works for me.

Step Four - Finish Your Loose Beginning

The loose, wet beginning of the initial color combination and design composition is now ready to turn into the painting image I had sketched and planned from the beginning of this process of making a painting. 

As I like to say, "Decide what you want first... then make it happen."

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Featured Workshops:

September 27-30, 2018 
Artisan Expo
(505) 954-4179 ext. 119
artspot@artisan-santafe.com

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  dgoeller@cox.net
or Pat Page (850) 293-5414 pjpage@bellsouth.net

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

February 4-8, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Demo: Sunday, February 3, 1-3 pm
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 9-10, 2019
Experimental Workshop for the Advanced Painter
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 22-24, 2019 
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Donna Downey Studios
109 Saddletree Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Contact Donna Downey, (704) 240-8076 or
email donna@donnadowney.com

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"Best of BobBlast... Working with Color!"

Best Of BB Working with Color

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
www.RobertBurridge.com
BobBlast #220 - Video run time 20 minutes, 35 seconds

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