Weekly BobBlast Issue 315
Size Matters!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This week's BobBlast is the second in the series of Contrasts. The last BobBlast discussed warm and cool… this week's features Big and Little. I will show you in a collage demo how contrast in size works for me.

So, we can use the size of an area to emphasize drama, distance or focal point. Size can also illustrate movement in the painting, from large to small. All these sizes convey a rhythm in painting - speeding up or slowing down like the pattern of musical notes.

This BobBlast demo is a collage diptych - two full sheets of Kilimanjaro watercolor paper taped together. I begin with the largest shape, then add the smallest shapes, which ends up being the focal point. I then build up the flow and the rhythm to illustrate my title , “Migration”. The collage is aluminum foil, black and white collage paper and gel medium as my adhesive. Think David and Goliath, then exaggerate that!

As always, these BobBlasts are a short summary of how I paint and are not intended to suggest a formula for painting. Every painter develops their own way of painting. And mine works for me. Start loose, continue loose.

Think contrast. It matters.

We’re having a sale on selected Burridge Studio Products! Go to our website to order. Click here to order Bob’s Loosen Up Workbook & Studio Notes at a 50% discount! Normally $29.95, now $14.95 (plus CA sales tax and S/H)

New Virtual Exhibit - Petting Zoo - Juried Show with $1,600 in Awards 
Petting Zoo - painting your pets, barnyard buddies and exotic zoo creatures!
Abstract or traditional - capture the animals’ personality. Your entries will be posted in a closed FaceBook group. Keep reading for eligibility and entry information.

•June 19, 2020 
Prospectus available 
Entries accepted

•July 31, 2020
Final day for entries

•Linda Kemp, juror

Eligibility:
•Open to artists 16 years and older
•Artist’s artwork must be original and current - created within the last year
•Paintings entered must be 2D painted surfaces and can include collage and other mixed media. No photography please
•No size requirement
•RBS reserves the right to refuse any work submitted
•$25 registration fee - Maximum of 3 pieces per entry

to view prospectus and apply!

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.
July 25 - 26, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Zoom Platform
Host, Mendocino Art Center
Contact Registrar, (707) 937-5818 ext 10

August 3-7, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
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 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 5-7, 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

October 9-11, 2020
Contemporary Abstract Figure
3-day Painting Workshop (Friday-Sunday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

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

November 12-15, 2020
Art of the Carolinas - Workshops & Art Materials Exhibition
Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contact Sharon DiGiulio (800) 827-8478 ext 156 sharon@jerrysartarama.com

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.

March 6-13, 2021 - New Date!
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta 
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8382

March 29 - April 7, 2021
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
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Workshop Location - TBA
Montreal, Quebec
Contact Lucie Michel, 514-889-8191 or
email luciemic123@hotmail.com

June 15-19, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com

June 22-25, 2021
Burridge Mentor Program
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com

November 29 - December 9, 2021 - RESCHEDULED!
Paint Cuba with Bob Burridge
Explore Amazing Places
(623) 888-1314
Click here for more info.
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 315 video!
Size Matters!
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #315 - Video run time 9 minutes, 56 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!

•For more info about Bob's Workshop Schedule click here .
Robert Burridge