Weekly BobBlast Issue 338

No Light Source, No Shadow… No Problem!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
No Shadow No Problem

















In the previous BobBlast I demonstrated how to paint the illusion of a three dimensional object, emphasizing a light source and how to paint the shadow. This BobBlast is a direct way I like to approach an abstract/non-objective painting with no light source or shadows. 

Watch the quick demo of how I start a loose abstract painting. I start with the concept and titled it “Meandering Alone”.

The focus of this painting is on the color combination, a focal point color and a graphic design composition. I started with an overall tone of blue - the dominant color. I brush in different blues. I am using Holbein Artist Acrylic Paint (heavy body) - Ultramarine Deep, Compose Blue #1 and Compose Blue #2.

The focal point was next - I selected Luminous Opera, also Holbein Artist Acrylic Paint (heavy body).

The graphic design composition I selected was in my title: Meandering (with a little cantilever thrown in for good measure).

Once I have the plan for the painting established, I can go play!

Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
We have a NEW Monthly Demo - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•January 13, 2021 9am - 10:30am PT
“Studio Table Set-up and Warm-Up Painting Exercises”
•February 22, 2021 9am - 10:30am PT
“The Magic Circus - Bob Paints to a Concept & his 5Cs ”

Interested in Learning how to Play with Texture in your Painting?
We have a new Date Night exploring that subject!
December Date Night topics are all new!
Wednesday, December 23. Sign up now!
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!

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

•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!

New Virtual Juried Show - Details Coming…
•Prospectus available December 28 - One more Week!
•The Theme is “Table Setting"
•Our Juror is Karen Vernon!
•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.

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

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

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
January 13 - Wednesday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

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

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

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

February 3, 2021
Demonstration - ONLINE PRESENTATION
Sponsored by Art Center Sarasota
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 6, 2021
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - ONLINE WORKSHOP!

February 8-10, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Sponsored by Art Center Sarasota
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 11-14
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
4-day Painting Workshop (Thursday-Saturday)
Sponsored by Art Center Sarasota
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 16 and 18, 2021 - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Art Marketing Sessions
Sponsored by Art Center Sarasota
Contact Elizabeth Goodwill, Education Director
elizabeth@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032

February 18-19, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Crooked Tree Arts Center
Contact Crooked Tree Arts Center Front Desk
231-347-4337 or boxoffice@crookedtree.org

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
February 22 - Tuesday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

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.

March 9-12, 2021
Viva La Fiesta! Paint with Bob - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8382
Click HERE for more info.


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

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Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #338 - Video run time 11 minutes, 10 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.

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Robert Burridge