Weekly BobBlast Issue 317

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Have you ever been in a loud and crowded room where everyone is talking all at once? And you suddenly realized you needed to find a quiet place? Even for a few minutes?

Well, that’s the idea I have for my latest works… a visually noisy, busy area next to a quiet, peaceful area. The duality of interconnecting shapes of busy-ness and quietness.

Here’s the good news: It makes no matter if the painting is a realistic tabletop still life or a colorful abstract… I prefer to paint the busy next to the quiet, peaceful area throughout the painting. That’s the approach I take, simultaneously making certain I stay focused on the title and overall theme of the work. For me, this works!

Early on, I was drawn to the Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning style of busy overall brushwork - not too many visually quiet areas, compared to Mark Rothko ’s softer overall color fields of quietness. (He might not agree with my assessment…)

And if you didn’t have enough to think about, along with this topic, let’s go back and think about duality. Duality can be explained as YIN YANG - a composition that is the duality of opposites - how they are different, yet connected.

This demo of Quiet Areas and Busy Areas shows how I approach a work of art and start. I enjoy to paint and play everyday with “what-ifs.”

Try quiet areas in your work. The busy areas become more busy. Shhhhhh…

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 kate@robertburridge.com

Our most current Workshop Schedule!
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 Kate@robertburridge.com for questions.

Date Night with Bob!
Zoom Painting Lesson
Saturdays in August
4-6 pm Pacific Time
Contact kate@robertburridge.com

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
Contemporary Abstract Figure - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
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
elizabeth@artsarasota.org 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 stephanie@dillmans.com (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 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
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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Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #317 - Video run time 10 minutes,15 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.

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

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Robert Burridge