Weekly BobBlast Issue 380
Repeat That Again… with Collage

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
I work on a series! When I first get to my studio in the morning, I do at least six loose daily warmup paintings - in a series: same subject, color combination, or composition. They are SIBLINGS not TWINS… I am not trying to make duplicate copies. Much more fun and satisfying to make each one a little different - yet similar.

But - if I want to switch it up a bit or take those warmup paintings to the next level, I add collage!

In this BobBlast, my demo starts with two quarter sheets of watercolor paper. Loose, warmup pears are already sketched in - now to spice it up a bit and to keep me excited, I add graphic collage elements!

My first step is to spread acrylic gel medium over the entire surface of the paper. Then I began to freely layer collage paper - torn pieces, not cut. Everything appears random at the start! 

Second step - after I layer the collage paper, I spread additional gel medium on top of the entire surface to "seal" it all down. I use a brayer to squeeze out the excess gel and eliminate air bubbles. My favorite one right now is by Catalyst - all silicon, so paint doesn't stick to it. Here is the best part - while your mixed media piece is not dried, you can still paint acrylic paint on top of it. Acrylic (gel medium) sticks to acrylic (paint). 

The final step is to apply a coat of clear, acrylic varnish. Then… sign it! 
Mix it all up!
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Burridge Studio Online Workshop Coming Up…
•Non-Objective Abstract Paintings
January 6-7, 2022
•Abstract Figure Painting
February 8-9, 2022
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•January 3, 2022
"Using Neutrals in your Paintings"
•February 7, 2022
"Hearts and Flowers"
•March 21, 2022
"Creating a Series, Using the 5Cs"

Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
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Our Latest 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!

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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.

October 20-23, 2021
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop - ONE SPOT LEFT!
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
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October 30-31, 2021
Larger & Looser Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818

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

November 20-21, 3021
Small Scale Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818

December 1-10, 2021
Paint Guatemala with Bob Burridge - POSTPONED!
Explore Amazing Places
Contact Jeremy Dyck, (623) 888-1314 or

January 3, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

January 6-7, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting
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January 13-16, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
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.

February 7, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

February 8-9, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Abstract Figure Painting
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For more 2021 and 2022 Workshop Dates click here!
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Click HERE to view BobBlast Issue 380 video!
Repeat That Again… with Collage
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #380 - Video run time 16 minutes, 38 seconds

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