We’re back in Art School with this week’s BobBlast, featuring a grade-school engineering reminder! When you want to enlarge your small sketch into a larger painting, this quick technique can help you.
In this BobBlast, I place a small sketch and proportionally enlarge it on a larger format. Let me first address the idea of “sketches” - I also call them my daily warmup exercises. In previous BobBlasts you have seen examples: When I first get into my studio, I like to warmup and get into my daily activity by painting at least 6 little paintings. I line up the same size of paper (10x10, 6x9 or 9x12) - I have a concept for all six (Like Flowers in a vase) - the composition and color combinations are the same for all six. I work quickly. I am warming up.
Sometimes these paintings really turn out great and I would like to paint them again… LARGER! The simple way to work on enlarging your sketch is to place the small painting in the bottom left hand corner of your larger paper or canvas… then, draw a line from the left bottom corner up to the top right corner. It is a simple technique and very do-able!
Watch the video to see exactly how I do this and how I start to paint it bigger! Along the bottom of my larger surface, I draw a straight line up to the diagonal line. At that point, my line turns left. The larger surface will be proportionally correct to your smaller painting.
Go to your Studio and Paint!
We are Open! Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California
Studio Mentor • 5-day Instructional • Figure Painting • One-on-One Workshops
Click here for more info.
•July 26-30 - 5 day Instructional Workshop
•August 12-15 - Mentor Workshop
•August 19-22 - 4 day Figure Painting Workshop
•August 25-29 - 5 day Instructional Workshop
•October 20-23 - Mentor Workshop
•November 4-7 - Mentor Workshop - Sold Out
Burridge Studio Online Workshops Coming Up…
Two-day, One-day and Half-day zooms
Click here for more information!
We have Two Online Workshops in July
Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•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!
Saturdays in July • 4-6pm PT
All your Favorite Subjects!
Click here for for more info about our Saturday Date Nights.
Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Comments • Suggestions
Click here for more information!
• Burridge Available ArtWork - For sale on our website! •
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 Light at the End of the Tunnel:
•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!