Weekly BobBlast Issue 318
Put It in Neutral!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Color excites me. Bright circus primaries as well as early morning grey fog at the beach. One just screams color! The other whispers neutral color. Then the focal point appears - a bright, solid color like a red light, a yellow raincoat or a green neon sign.

This BobBlast is all about neutral colors. How to make neutrals - why I like to use neutral colors in my paintings - and how to make your own Color Chart as a studio reference. This demo is about surrounding the strong focal point color with neutral complementaries PLUS white. This helps to reinforce a cohesive overall togetherness in your work, rather than a fragmented look or feel.

Neutral colors are made my mixing the complementary colors on a Standard, Universal Color Wheel. My Goof-Proof Color Wheel works as well as the Universal Color Wheel, as I adopt the concept of "color across the wheel" as the new complementary. I made my own color reference chart, showing what neutral colors can be easily made by mixing.

So, to dial back or tone down a color, add a bit of the "color across the color wheel" plus white - and there you have your own beautiful neutrals! If you practice your neutrals, you won't be parked in reverse!

Watch for a one-day online workshop with Bob about mixing neutrals and painting with neutrals!

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.

Petting Zoo Virtual Juried Show
is in the process of being juried!
Look for our Announcement for Opening Night!
You can see and celebrate all the winners and entries!

We have a new Virtual Exhibit! LOVE NOTES…
Join the group and post your LOVE NOTES Paintings.
Here’s what to do next to join our virtual exhibit of Love No:
Click on this link:
  1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/robertburridgestudiolovenotesvirtualexhibit/
  2. OR search in Facebook for Robert Burridge Studio Love Notes 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] for questions.

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

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 19, 20, 22, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting -  ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Zoom Platform
Host, Mendocino Art Center
Contact Registrar, (707) 937-5818 ext 10

October 24 - 25, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage -  ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Zoom Platform
Host, Mendocino Art Center
Contact Registrar, (707) 937-5818 ext 10

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 318 video!
Put It in Neutral!
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #318 - Video run time 13 minutes, 44 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