Weekly BobBlast Issue 350
Paint the Model

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Paint the Model



My demo for this BobBlast is to show you how I do warm-up paint sketching using an undraped model. To paint the figure - a live model, is a time honored tradition, however during this past year, it has been very difficult to work with a live model. I have found that the next best thing has been working with models on Zoom. 

This BobBlast shows particularly, how I paint/sketch the model Pash. Pash has modeled for me for many years at the Sedona Arts Center. Now we are collaborating on Zoom, for a special series of Date Night with Bob for the month of April… every Thursday. (There are 5 of them!) More about my announcement as you continue to read!

In today’s demo, (watch the video!) I paint an imaginary Pash in one of her signature poses. I paint on two 10x10 inch pieces of watercolor paper, the background has been toned with a warm combination of colors. I draw with my brush, paint sketching quickly. For her light skin tone, I use a light mixture of white, orange and Luminous Opera; and a light blue for the shadows. These painting exercises are part of my daily practice.

Drum roll… I am thrilled to announce a Special Date Night series, for the entire five Thursdays we will be painting Pash - costumed and undraped. Short 2 minute poses, working up to 20 minute poses. No need to worry about your drawing skills - it’s your love of painting. The wall behind me shows just a few of the quick poses that Pash will do for us. Click here to see more about these special Date Nights.

Date Night with Bob (and Pash!)

Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
We have Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•March 24, 2021 9am - 10:30am PT
"Ethereal Landscape and Trees"
•April 26, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
“Painting the Illusion of Glass Vessels”
•May 24, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Painting the Wow!"

Date Night with Bob!
Wednesdays in March
Thursdays in April - Features Painting a Live Model, undraped and costumed
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!"
Online Workshops in March, April and June
Click here for more information!

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! •

Table Setting Virtual Juried Show 
Join the Table Setting Facebook group to view the show and the award-winning images!
Click here to be admitted!
Karen Vernon, juror
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!
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 - All Zoom!
Wednesdays in March, 4-6pm PT
•3/17 - Abstract Florals from Loose, Colorful Splatters
•3/24 - Loose & Juicy Landscapes and Trees
•3/31 - Easy Way to Paint the Figure
Click here for more info

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 [email protected] 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

Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Thursdays in April, 4-6pm PT
Painting the Undraped and Costumed Model!
Click here for more info

April 6-7, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by The Villages Art Workshops
Contact Wanda Boyd (804) 536-1794 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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

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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Click HERE to view BobBlast Issue 350 video!
Paint the Model
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #350 - Video run time 12 minutes, 37 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