Weekly BobBlast Issue 346
Make Big Paintings in a Small Studio

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Diptych





Here’s a question… if your studio is too small a space to handle a super large painting and painting outside may not be an option, what can you do? This may seem obvious but try doing sections, one at a time, in the studio. Then fit all the canvases together to exhibit one large image. 

In this BobBlast, I’ve put together two separate paintings. They are part of the same series - they are siblings, not twins, and because they have similar color and overall appearance in common, I will join them, making a larger painting. 

When I paint pure abstracts, I use square formats, 10x10, 16x16, 24x24. Afterwards, I rotate each square until the pieces read as one larger painting. Like a puzzle!

Now it’s a diptych painting. Three panels would make it a triptych. More than three panels is called a polyptych. Famously, David Hockney did a panoramic painting of the Grand Canyon. It took 60 canvas, when matched up (like a puzzle) became a HUGE image that took up an entire wall. Click here to see!

Enjoy the freedom to paint larger than you are! Besides, it’s good mental and physical exercise… Go Large!

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.
•February 22, 2021 9am - 10:30am PT
“The Magic Circus - Bob Paints to a Concept & his 5Cs ”
•March 24, 2021 9am - 10:30am PT
"Ethereal Landscape and Trees"

Date Night with Bob!
Wednesdays in March
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 February, March and April
Click here for more information!

Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting
March 29-30, 2021

•Non-Objective Abstract Painting
March 25-26, 2021

•Art Marketing for the Busy Artist
Saturday, April 24, 12:00-3:00 pm PT

Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Comments • Suggestions
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• Burridge Available ArtWork - For sale on our website! •

Announcing Table Setting - our new Virtual Juried Show 
$1,500 in awards • Karen Vernon, juror
•Table Setting - Table for one, two or a group… Dining In or Dining Out!
•Abstract or representational
December 30, 2020 • Prospectus available • Entries accepted
February 28, 2021 • Final day for entries
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.

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.

March 15, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Paint the Effects of Light 

March 18-21, 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.

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
March 24 - Wednesday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

March 25-26, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Non-Objective Abstract Painting

March 27, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Color Wheel Intensive

March 29-30, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Color Lesson: Using Neutrals in your Painting 

April 6-7, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by The Villages Art Workshops
Contact Wanda Boyd (804) 536-1794 wboyd2009@yahoo.com
Click here for more info

April 8, 2021
Art Marketing for the Busy Artist - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by The Villages Art Workshops
Contact Wanda Boyd (804) 536-1794 wboyd2009@yahoo.com
Click here for more info

April 12-15, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Norcross Gallery and Studios
Contact Kathy Kitz, Workshop Coordinator, (770) 263-7832 
Click HERE for more info

April 19-21, 2021
Mentor Workshop - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

April 24, 2021
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - ONLINE WORKSHOP!

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
April 26 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

May 17-18 & 20, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788 

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

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Make Big Paintings in a Small Studio
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #346 - Video run time 17 minutes, 18 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.
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