Weekly BobBlast Issue 352
How Bob Makes Color Glow!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Glow

I learned about making color glow from studying Rembrandt paintings. His dark, colorless portraits grabbed my attention when I noticed how he made jewelry glow - or the plume on a hat glow - or even his still life paintings… they all glowed. It was a simple, but effective painting technique, but exaggerating the one hot focal spot and THEN mixing the same focal color into the back ground color. The resulting effect appears as a glow - a halo.

It’s another way to draw the viewers’ attention towards the one focal point - a strong contrast and one color area that glows and reflects off of each other.

The abstract painting behind me on the wall exaggerates the luminous pink opera color (the focal point) glowing over the blue back ground. This effect happened because I painted a violet color around the focal point. 

Having established that, now let’s do the same technique, using color. Practice painting a simple, single subject - such as a fruit or vegetable. 

Let’s paint a pear! My short painting demo shows how I paint two pears that glow! So, a yellow pear on a blue back ground will glow - a green hazy effect. 

A red apple on a yellow back ground might glow as orange. You get the idea! One more observation… the color of a shadow may be the complementary color of the light source. Example: Sunlight shining on a snowy forest… the shadows will be bluish/purple. Think of Wayne Thiebaud’s lush paintings and observe his shadow choices.

Your next studio practice assignment is to add colorful “glows” to your almost completed paintings. Paint your glow! 

Burridge Studio Workshops Coming Up…
Two-day, One-day and Half-day zooms
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We have more Online Workshops in April, May and June

Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•April 26, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
“Painting the Illusion of Glass Vessels”
•May 24, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Painting the Wow!"
•June 23, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Diptychs and Other Multiples"

Date Night with Bob! • Thursdays in April
We are thrilled to announce a Special Date Night series, for the entire five Thursdays we will be painting the model 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.
Click here to see more about these special Date Nights.

We also have a Special Brunch Edition
Date Night - Sundays in May!
11:00am-1:00pm PT
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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! •
Bob's been busy! Lots of new 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
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Contact Kate@robertburridge.com for questions.

Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Wednesdays in March, 4-6pm PT
•3/31 - Easy Way to Paint the Figure
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Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Thursdays in April, 4-6pm PT
Painting the Model Pash
Undraped and Costumed
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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

April 29, 2021
Artists in Action: The Art of Self Promotion
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Thursday, 11:00-12:30 PM PST
This is a FREE zoom seminar

April 30-May 1, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Heritage Fine Arts Guild
Contact Mary Kay Jacobus (303) 594-4667 mkstudio@comcast.net

Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Sundays in May, 11:00am-1:00pm PT
Special Brunch Edition
Click here for more info

May 6-7, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Non-Objective Abstract Painting

May 13-15, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Hudson Valley Art Workshops
Contact Kim LaPolla (518) 966-5219 or (888) 665-0044

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 

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
May 24 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

June 4-6, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
3-day Painting Workshop (Friday-Sunday)
Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

June 8-10, 2021
Contemporary Abstract Figure - ONLINE WORKSHOP
3-day Painting Workshop (Tuesday-Thursday)
Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

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

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How Bob Makes Color Glow!
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #352 - Video run time 11 minutes, 21 seconds

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Robert Burridge