Weekly BobBlast Issue 333
Mixed Media Answers!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
MixedMediaImage2

Paint with everything! If it sticks on the canvas, I am using it! 

This BobBlast is about mixed media and collage. But first … to clear things up: The term ‘Medium” is just ONE. “Media” is more than one medium = Mixed media.

I admit that I enjoy the fun of using three-dimensional objects on the canvas - or heavy texture and thick gels that I can swirl around. It is like painting, sculpting and texturizing all at the same time. It’s also a combination of paint, papers, pencils, gold leaf - YES - Mixed Media!

When I work in mixed media, I work on heavier surfaces: 300 lb paper, heavy canvases or wood panels because of the stability. 

My routine for starting mixed media work:
I apply gesso on the entire surface - even the sides
  • My adhesive is regular gel medium - full strength! 
  • For texture, I trowel on heavy gel medium and scrape into it

Prepping Papers:
  • I paint my own collage papers and make copies
  • Cardboard that you soak and separate makes great textural forms
  • Glue paper shapes onto paper or canvas - follow your composition chart

Look for new stuff!
In the next BobBlast I will demo more Mixed Media!

Interested in playing with collage shapes in your paintings? We have a new Date Night exploring that subject! Wednesday, December 2. Sign up now!

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

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

•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 & 1-3 pm PT
Click here for more information!

•Art Marketing: Make More $$ - The 10 Must-Do's to Sell your Paintings
Saturday, February 6, 12:00-3:00 pm PT

Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Comments • Suggestions
Click here for more information!

Stay tuned for our Next Virtual Juried Show!
•Really Cool Theme!
•Super Qualified Juror!
•Whole Bunch of Prizes!
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!
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 30-December 1, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting

Date Night with Bob! Online Zoom Painting Lesson
Wednesdays in December! All New Subjects!
4-6 pm Pacific Time

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

December 19-20, 2020
All About Using Color and Neutrals in your Paintings - Online Workshop
Zoom Platform
Host, Mendocino Art Center
Contact Registrar, (707) 937-5818 ext 10

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
Click here for more info

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

January 18-20, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Zoom Platform
Host, Mendocino Art Center
Contact Registrar, (707) 937-5818 ext 10

January 25-27, 2021
Contemporary Abstract Figure - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
3-day Painting Workshop
Zoom Platform
Host, Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

February 1, 2021
Non-Objective Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Zoom Platform
Host, Mendocino Art Center
Contact Registrar, (707) 937-5818 ext 10

February 6, 2021
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - Online Workshop

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

February 25-28, 2021
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)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info.

For more 2021 Workshop Dates click here!
...Check out his 2021 Studio Workshops in Arroyo Grande, California! click here.

Hope you have enjoyed these short, weekly blasts!
Sign up on my website and keep watching. There are lots of them!
Click here to view BobBlast Issue 333 video!
Mixed Media Answers!
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #333 - Video run time 10 minutes, 0 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