BobBlast #253

"When to Continue and When to Finish."

Welcome back to another BobBlast!

This week's video is about revisiting an earlier painting that I thought - at the time - was done. Never say never!

When I believe I've finished a painting, I hang it on my studio wall - just to look at it. I usually don't make a final decision - about it being finished - on the same day I paint a painting. I will let it hang for a couple of days so I can live with it for awhile. If I don't feel the urge to continue painting - or if anything I add or subtract to it takes away from the original concept, I feel the painting is finished.

But, after several days, if I still have that "fire in the belly" about working on the painting, I will work on it a bit more to see what happens. When the title or message becomes more clear, more original with more passionate brush strokes, it is done. I sign it.

The final step is to document your painting with a good photo image, then off to the exhibition it goes!

Remember, a painting is never over... I heard it just stops at interesting places. (with thanks to Paul Gardner)

Stop too soon!

Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio? Perfect for beginners who want a crash course in watercolor or acrylic or for artists who are designing an exhibit and want to bounce ideas for content and techniques. I devote 100% of my studio time to you! Designed for 1 to 3 people - if you are interested or have questions, email kate@robertburridge.com

Some of our subscribers have asked about the "behind the scenes" people who make the weekly BobBlast possible - so we want to give a shout out and thank Bo von Hohenlohe for editing the BobBlast videos. Bo also produces websites and helps authors self-publish books. Please visit his website at www.bvhprods.com

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Here's a quick reminder and some upcoming workshops and dates. 
If interested, sign up now!

Featured Workshops 

May 20-24, 2019
Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage
Hudson River Valley Art Workshop 
Greenville, NY
Contact Kim LaPolla (518) 966-5219 or (888) 665-0044

June 10-14, 2019
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat 
Lac du Flambeau, WI 
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com

June 22-24, 2019  
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Sedona Arts Center 
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

June 26-28, 2019
Contemporary Abstract Figure
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

July 8-11, 2019
Robert Burridge Studio Figure Painting Workshop/undraped model
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 6 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info.

July 15-19, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

July 22-26, 2019
Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

August 5-9, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Boone, NC
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788

September 30-October 4, 2019
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Vancouver Island Art Workshops
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Mary, (250) 714-8080
Click here for more info

March 28 - April 7, 2020
Holland Riverboat Cruise!
Sponsored by Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat
Contact stephanie@dillmans.com (715) 588-3143

View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here
...Check out his 2019 Studio Workshops! click  here .

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"When to Continue and When to Finish"

When to continue when to finish

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
www.RobertBurridge.com
BobBlast #253 - Video run time 10 minutes, 19 seconds

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