Weekly BobBlast Issue 371
Green. What's the Problem?

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Green Problem Image
The color green tends to spark a lively conversation amongst my workshop students. Some love it - some hate it - most don't how how to use it and are even afraid to experiment with it!

It's on the Color Wheel, for crying out loud! I understand the color green right out of the tube may be too strong, too acidy-looking, or too raw. Well, it is - so I like to examine all the green colors offered by the top paint manufacturers… like Holbein's Shadow Green, Cyprus Green and Sap Green.

This BobBlast demo shows how I experiment with mixing my own greens to incorporate into my paintings. I mix to soften the impact of the raw-green-out-of-the-tube into a more neutral, softer green. Using the Standard (12-color) Color Wheel, I mix any cool blue with a complementary warm yellow/orange… and LOTS of Titanium White. Making a studio color chart of a variety of neutrals is very helpful when I am looking for that perfect green to add to my work.

I don't hate green. Green straight-out-of-the-tube is not your only option. Be a painter, explorer, inventor, a mad scientist - surround yourself with people who support your inquisitiveness and original creativity. Don't forget to make your color chart!

Make others Green with envy!

Color Wheel Sale! 25% discount! Last Week!!!
Goof-Proof Color Wheel or any Color Wheel Combo

We are Open and Ready to Welcome You!
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California
Studio Mentor Workshops Coming Up!
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•October 20-23 - Mentor Workshop
•November 4-7 - Mentor Workshop - Sold Out

FREE Zoom Marketing Seminar!
August 17, 2021
Artists in Action: Social Media Marketing on a Tight Budget
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 PM PT

Burridge Studio Online Workshop Coming Up…
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting
September 23-24, 2021
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Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•August 23, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
“How to Use Bob’s Goof-Proof Color Wheel"
•September 27, 2021, 9am-10:30am PT
"Putting Figures in your Landscapes"

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! 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!
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 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.

August 16-17, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818

August 17, 2021
Artists in Action: Social Media Marketing on a Tight Budget
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 PM PT
This is a FREE zoom seminar

Monthly Demos in BobLand!
August 23 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

September 13-17, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN PERSON WORKSHOP!
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Palette Productions - Pensacola, FL
Contact Diane Goeller, (850) 384-3652 or Pat Page (850) 293-5414

September 23-24, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Painting

Monthly Demos in BobLand!
September 27 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

October 1-3, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - IN PERSON WORKSHOP!
3-day Painting Workshop (Friday-Sunday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

October 5-7, 2021 - IN PERSON WORKSHOP!
Contemporary Abstract Figure
3-day Painting Workshop (Tuesday-Thursday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

November 11-14, 2021
Art of the Carolinas
Workshops Thursday-Sunday, 11/11-14
Trade Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11/12-14
Contact Sharon DiGuilio (919) 906-9544 or (800) 827-8478 x156 sharon@jerrysartarama.com

December 1-10, 2021
Paint Guatemala with Bob Burridge
Explore Amazing Places
Contact Jeremy Dyck, (623) 888-1314 or
Click HERE for more info

January 22-29, 2022
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta 
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8382
Click here for more info.


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Click HERE to view BobBlast Issue 371 video!
Green. What's your Problem?
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #371 - Video run time 7 minutes, 41 seconds

•Color Wheels on sale! Purchase a Goof-Proof Color Wheel or any Color Wheel Combo and get a 25% discount! Click here to go to the product page.

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