BobBlast #262

"Backgound Color?"

Welcome back to another BobBlast!

A question that I often hear... "What color should I paint the background?" Often, you are asking as though your painting is a coloring book - after one part of the painting is finished, you then ask - what color should the background be?

When I have questions like the one above, I go back to my art school days, where we learned by practicing painting color next to color - all at the same time. Not background then foreground, or visa versa.

Painters tend to refer to colors as cool or warm - such as warm colors being red, orange, yellow - cool colors as blue, green, purple. Warm colors tend to come forward, while cool colors appear to recede.

In this video - I demonstrate with cool backgrounds and warm backgrounds. Along with cool foregrounds and warm foregrounds. The "secret" is...  Don't think background or foreground - Think entire surface... all over. 

Within the first few minutes into your painting, you should have paint all over the entire surface - all at the same time. At this point, it's color next to color... background and foreground - all at the same time.

Painting... It's an action word!

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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

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

Featured Workshops 

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

July 29-August 2, 2019
Vermont Art Event
Sponsored by Holbein Artist Materials
South Burlington, Vermont
(800) 682-6686
Click here for more info

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

August 14-17, 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.

September 11-15, 2019
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
5-day Workshop in Bob's Arroyo Grande, CA Studio  (Wednesday-Sunday)
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.cpm for fees and details.
Click here for more info.
 
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

January 13-16, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
4-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Thursday)
San Diego Watercolor Society
Contact Lori Hinton, lhinton@hintonlaw.com

January 20-22, 2020 
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Art Trysts Studio
Clearwater, FL
Contact Lorie Ulen, (888) 727-1190 ext 1
Workshops@arttrysts.com

January 25 - February 1, 2020
February 1-8, 2020
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

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

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"Background Color?"
Background Color

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
www.RobertBurridge.com
BobBlast #262 - Video run time 9 minutes, 6 seconds

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