This week’s BobBlast is a popular topic and maybe you’ve thought about it… Do I have to paint with a brush - or are there more options???
We painters tend to collect a ton of brushes - all with the promise of perfecting a certain technique. I tend toward painting with larger and longer brushes to help me stay loose. The photo of Matisse painting with his long brush was an early inspiration! Because of that photo, I have extended and customized many of my brushes.
Brushes are just one of the tools we can use to paint… and paint looser. My other go-to painting tool is a paper towel! In many BobBlasts, demos and workshops, you see me painting with folded paper towels. I can apply a lot of paint quickly, I can wipe away and I can rub paint into the surface to create a patina-like effect.
Another favorite tool is a twig -- used to scape into the paint and draw back into the painting. This creates and increases texture and surprises.
Painting with my fingers… Ah yes! In art college, I loved ceramics. Throwing mud around and getting my fingers wet. So today, I use my fingers to blend, soften edges and add small touches of color. It’s natural to me - adding fingers to my painting tools. Before I start painting, I use a hand barrier cream. It makes it easier to clean my hands at the end of the day.
Painting time is not passive time for me. I enjoy the physically active time in front of a painting!
Use all your tools!
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Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
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•May 24, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Painting the Wow!"
•June 23, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Diptychs and Other Multiples"
•July 19, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Dramatic Light & Color"
•August 23, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
“How to Use Bob’s Goof-Proof Color Wheel"
Date Night with Bob!
Thursdays in May
One more night of our Special Date Night series - Thursdays in May!
We paint the model Pash - costumed and undraped.
Short 5 minute poses, working up to 20 minute poses. No need to worry about your drawing skills - it’s your love of painting.
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Bob's been busy! Lots of new work! And the SOPs are back!
We have a new Virtual Exhibit!
The theme is “Light at the End of the Tunnel” - Specifically, the focus of this exhibit is on HOPE. I hope you all post your Light at the End of the Tunnel paintings - your vision, and enjoy looking through the gallery of work.
Join the group and post your Light at the End of the Tunnel Paintings.
Here’s what to do next to join our virtual exhibit of Windows:
•Click on this link
•OR search in Facebook for Burridge Studio Group Light at the End of the Tunnel Virtual Exhibit
•Join the group
•Post your work!
•Add your name, title plus more info.
Looking forward to seeing your work!