Weekly BobBlast Issue 358
Bob's Easy Way to find the Golden Section

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Golden Section

This BobBlast is the fourth and final demo of my four favorite graphic compositions I use when painting my ethereal landscapes. There are many more, but these are currently my four favorites!

Previous BobBlast demos in this series showed the Horizontal Composition, Tunnel Vision Composition and the Off-balance Composition. 

The featured composition this week is The Golden Section. I quickly show you how to find the eye-catching Golden Section — the sweet spot, the focal point!

Think 1/3 • 1/3 • 1/3 - Divide the painting surface into thirds, much like a tic-tac-toe. Where the lines overlap and intersect in the four places, you choose only one “crosshair” spot as your Golden Section. Whatever focal point you position in that chosen spot is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to human nature.

For a deeper and more scientific quest on this subject, do a google search. Get out your protractor, ratio guides and lonely nights. I prefer the BobBlast way! 

Watch the demo! In this BobBlast, I start work on two black and white Golden Section paint sketches, adding color to clearly show the focal point.

Practice many versions of The Golden Section compositions - one for each spot!

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We have extended our Special Date Night series, for Thursdays in May!
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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 [email protected]

Our most current Workshop Schedule!
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California!
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Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Sundays in May, 11:00am-1:00pm PT
Special Brunch Edition
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Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Thursdays in May, 4-6pm PT
Painting the Model Pash
Undraped and Costumed
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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

May 27, 2021
Artists in Action: The Art of Pricing and Sales, Part 2
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Thursday, 11:00-12:00 PM PT
This is a FREE zoom seminar

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

June 14, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!  
Paint the Effects of Light 

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
June 23 - Wednesday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

June 28-29, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Color Lesson: Using Neutrals in your Painting 

July 12-13, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Non-Objective Abstract Painting

July 17, 2021
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - ONLINE WORKSHOP!

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
July 19 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

July 26-30, 2021
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
5-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio 
Limited to 10 enrollees 
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August 2-3 and 5, 2021
Larger & Looser Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
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Bob's Easy Way to find the Golden Section
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #358 - Video run time 12 minutes, 47 seconds

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