Weekly BobBlast Issue 331
Childhood Memories with a Twist

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!













You've heard me suggest to paint what is close to your heart. This BobBlast delves into a little personal history, childhood memories and the idea that I paint more successfully when I don't try to separate myself from my life experiences.

My Family: Two Parents and Four Brothers. I'm in the middle (surprise!). When I was ten years old, my older brother Michael had the job of taking me to the neighborhood candy store. I had 2 dimes - I was rich! I recall buying anything that was licorice. A box of Good & Plenty candy was, and still is my favorite.

So today, my painting inspiration came from my childhood memory - but this time I put a positive twist on the words to say that we are all Plenty Good!

Two other memories that I have used in my painting inspiration… the first is Cigars.
My dad smoked an occasional cigar. I was fascinated by the bright burning ash and the heavy cut glass ashtray. Equally memorable is the influence of the American Circus and Magic Tricks. You can see some of my work by clicking here.

What I am saying, you paint better when the image and the thoughts are close to your heart. Paint what you love to remember.

Want to sell your art? We are offering a 3 hour Zoom Workshop
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - The 10 Must-Do's to Sell your Paintings
Saturday, November 14, 1:00-4:00 pm PT

This is what we're up to… Come Join the Fun!
"Zoomin' with Bob!"
Monday & Tuesday, 10-noon PT and 1-3pm PT
Online Workshops in November, December and January
Click here for more information!

•Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
November 30-December 1, 2020

Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting
December 7-8, 2020

Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting
January 11-12, 2021

•Art Marketing: Make More $$ - The 10 Must-Do's to Sell your Paintings
Saturday, November 14, 1:00-4:00 pm PT

•Goof-Proof Color Wheel Intensive
Saturday, December 12, 1:00-4:00 pm PT
Click here for more information!

•Paint the Effects of Light
Monday, January 4, 10-noon & 1-3pm PT
Click here for more information!

--Don't Miss--
Date Night with Bob!
Saturdays in January
All Zoom Painting Workshops!
Limited to 20 - Click here for more info.

Stay tuned for our Next Virtual Juried Show!
•Really Cool Theme!
•Super Qualified Juror!
•Whole Bunch of Prizes!
Looking forward to seeing your work!
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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!
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.

Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
November 14, 2020
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - the 10 Must Do's to Sell your Paintings

November 16-18, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Zoom Platform
Host, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788 

Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
November 30-December 1, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting

Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
December 7-8, 2020
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting

Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
December 12, 2020
Burridge Goof-Proof Color Wheel Intensive

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

Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
January 4, 2021
Paint the Effects of Light

Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
January 11-12, 2021
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting

February 8-10, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Demo: Sunday, February 7, 1-3 pm
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 11-14
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
4-day Painting Workshop (Thursday-Saturday)
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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 2021 Studio Workshops! click here.

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Click here to view BobBlast Issue 331 video!
Childhood Memories with a Twist
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #331 - Video run time 12 minutes, 45 seconds

•It's Here! Robert Burridge’s All Digital eWorkbook. Full color, active video, audio clips and Bob’s creative ideas for loosening up your own paintings. Click here for more info & 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. Add a printed b/w Studio Workbook for $14.95 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