Weekly BobBlast Issue 301
Painting Window Reflections Using My Goof-Proof Color Wheel
A Brief Demo!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This BobBlast starts with a quick color study in my sketchbook - the concept is Windows.
My demo starts with a simple and strong graphic design for a focal point of Red. I am using my Goof-Proof Color Wheel, so the dominant color is Blue-Green and the final two colors are pure Spice… Yellow and Violet. I also add White and Black.

My set up includes plenty of one gallon water buckets, big brushes, hand barrier cream and paper towels. The surface is a Cheap Joe Extra Fine Art Board, 20x20 inch.

The Demo
Start BIG with just your dominant color Blue-Green - actually, I use a variety of blues to create depth and interest - I have fun goofing around at the beginning. It’s like jumping around in the surf first before swimming.

Let your Dominant Color dry thoroughly before the next step. Now it’s time to work on the Focal Point Color and design. Excited to see where it’s going, I paint in the two Spice Colors near the Focal Point Color. That’s how my wheel works with any subject or technique.

I never make a decision about a painting until I live with it for awhile… at least overnight. I hang it on the wall so I can look at it. I will let it rest and move on to start another painting in the series.

Keep watching the video - there is a Bonus Track!

One of my goals was to focus only on colorful light reflected on a surface wall or floor. I was inspired by the stained glass light shining from inside Notre Dame Cathedral - a side trip during my Workshop on a Riverboat Cruise in Paris. My concept is “Windows.” 

Here is your invitation to join me in painting your own Window concept, as a part of a virtual exhibit.

If you haven’t already - Commit to your concept, choose a color combination and a composition. When you are finished with your painting, sign it, take a photo of just the artwork (no mat or frame). Here’s what to do next to join our virtual exhibit of Windows:
  1. Click on this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/RobertBurridgeStudioWindowsVirtualExhibit
  2. OR search in Facebook for Robert Burridge Studio Windows Virtual Exhibit
  3. Join the group
  4. Post your work!
  5. Add your name, title plus more info.

Looking forward to seeing your work!
Thanks again for watching and telling your friends! All my BobBlasts are archived on my website and my YouTube Channel . We post new studio tips weekly that offer real content, substance and useful techniques that work for me. And they're free! We appreciate your interest, questions, comments and support!

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 book. Please visit his website at www.bvhprods.com .

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

Our Workshop Schedule is a little up in the air right now!
Please contact the Workshop Coordinator listed for the latest news.
May 18-20, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809
Click here for more info.

May 22-24, 2020
Contemporary Abstract Figure
3-day Painting Workshop (Friday-Sunday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809
Click here for more info.

June 8-12, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com
Click here for more info.

June 15-18, 2020
Burridge Mentor Program
4-days of Mentor Workshop
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com
Click here for more info.

July 13-17, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
Click here for more info.

July 20-24, 2020
Contemporary Abstract Figurative Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
Click here for more info.

August 3-7, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
5-day Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Boone, NC
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788 

August 13-16, 2020
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
3.5 days Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info.

August 19-22, 2020
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

August 24-28, 2020
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
5-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio (Monday-Friday)
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info

September 24-27, 2020
Artisan Expo
(505) 954-4179 ext. 119

September 15-18, 2020
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

October 26-30, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Vancouver Island Art Workshops
British Columbia, Canada
Contact Mary, (250) 714-8080 

November 19-22, 2020
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
3.5 days Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info.

November 30-December 10, 2020 - NEW TRIP!!!
Paint Cuba with Bob Burridge
Explore Amazing Places
(623) 888-1314
Click here for more info.

March 29 - April 7, 2021 - RESCHEDULED!!
Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring River Cruise
Loose, Impressionistic Sketching & Painting Workshop
Sponsored by Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat
Contact stephanie@dillmans.com (715) 588-3143

April 26-30, 2021 - RESCHEDULED!!
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Workshop Location - Hotel 10
10 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec
Contact Lucie Michel, 514-889-8191 or
email luciemic123@hotmail.com
View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here .
...Check out his 2020 Studio Workshops! click here .

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Click here to view BobBlast Issue 301 video!
Painting Window Reflections Using My Goof-Proof Color Wheel
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #301 - Video run time 24 minutes, 50 seconds

•To read about Bob's studio practices, intentions, and painting tips, check out his Loosen Up and Studio Notes Workbook. Click here for more info and to order.

•You can purchase Bob's Color Wheel from his website by clicking here .

•You can purchase Bob's Travel Wheel from his website by clicking here .

•We even have a special for BOTH color wheels! Click here .

•You can purchase Bob's 2 Chart Combo - Composition Chart and Rembrandt Lighting & Value Chart by clicking here ! 2 charts for the price of 1!

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