Weekly BobBlast Issue 316
Starting a Black and Painting

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This week's BobBlast is the third in the series of Contrasts. The first BobBlast in this series discussed Warm and Cool, last week's featured Big and Little. This BobBlast takes advantage of using only black and white acrylic paint!

First, the big advantage of using black and white is there is less of a chance of making a colorful, muddy painting. No color! Next, without the distraction of color, you can focus on the shapes, their edges and a clear focal point at the very onset of the painting.

I start with a light grey tone wash - the mid tone. And while the paint is still wet, I sprinkle a few drops of isopropyl to make small eddies and ringlets in the paint. All special effects!
Next - and you will see in the demo - I focus on the graphics of the alphabet letter "C" and the variations throughout and all over the painting. The composition is "meandering" - illustrated by my drawing back into the painting with more black and white acrylic paint.

So, that's your painting assignment! My concepts are usually simple, but I rely on being inventive, inquisitive and most importantly, a mad scientist with a paint brush! I am so thrilled to be a painter - especially right now, every day. And, boy do we ever have LOTS to paint, right now.

Stay where you create. Start with Contrast.

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)

Date Night with Bob!
Saturdays in August - All Zoom Painting Workshops!
Limited to 20 - Click here for more info.

New Virtual Exhibit - Petting Zoo - Juried Show with $2,000 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.

•July 31, 2020
Final day for entries

•Linda Kemp, juror

•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 [email protected]

Our Workshop Schedule is a little up in the air right now!
Please contact the Workshop Coordinator listed for the latest news.
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California!
Mentor, 5-day Instructional, Figure Painting and One-on-One Workshops
Click here for more info.
Contact [email protected] for questions.

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

Date Night with Bob!
Zoom Painting Lesson
Saturdays in August
4-6 pm Pacific Time

August 3, 4 and 6, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Boone, NC
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788 

October 5-7, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

October 9-11, 2020 - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
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 

February 8-10, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
February 11-14
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
4-day Painting Workshop (Thursday-Saturday)
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Demo: Sunday, February 7, 1-3 pm
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
[email protected] or call (941) 365-2032

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 [email protected] (715) 588-3143

April 12-16, 2021
Larger & Looser!
5-day Workshop (Monday-Friday) 
Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, GA
Contact Kathy Kitz, Workshop Coordinator, (770) 263-7832 

April 26-30, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Workshop Location - TBA
Montreal, Quebec
Contact Lucie Michel, 514-889-8191

May 9-15, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Hudson River Valley Art Workshop
Greenville, NY
Contact Kim LaPolla (518) 966-5219 or (888) 665-0044
PO Box 659, Greenville, NY 12083 

May 17-21, 2021
Larger & Looser Abstracts
5-day Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Boone, NC
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788 

June 15-19, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or [email protected]

June 22-25, 2021
Burridge Mentor Program
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or [email protected]

November 29 - December 9, 2021
Paint Cuba with Bob Burridge
Explore Amazing Places
Contact [email protected] or
(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 316 video!
Starting a Black and White Painting
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #316 - Video run time 11 minutes, 48 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 .

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•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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Robert Burridge