Weekly BobBlast Issue 382
Make Big Paintings in a Small Studio

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Here’s a question… if your studio is too small a space to handle a super large painting and painting outside may not be an option, what can you do? This may seem obvious but try doing sections, one at a time, in the studio. Then fit all the canvases together to exhibit one large image. 

In this BobBlast, I’ve put together two separate paintings. They are part of the same series - they are siblings, not twins, and because they have similar color and overall appearance in common, I will join them, making a larger painting. 

When I paint pure abstracts, I use square formats, 10x10, 16x16, 24x24. Afterwards, I rotate each square until the pieces read as one larger painting. Like a puzzle!

Now it’s a diptych painting. Three panels would make it a triptych. More than three panels is called a polyptych. Famously, David Hockney did a panoramic painting of the Grand Canyon. It took 60 canvas, when matched up (like a puzzle) became a HUGE image that took up an entire wall. 

Enjoy the freedom to paint larger than you are! Besides, it’s good mental and physical exercise… Go Large! If this subject sounds like fun… or you want to experiment with bigger formats, check out my Larger & Looser Abstract Painting Zoom Workshop, sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center! October 30-31. Click here for a description!

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2 Online Workshops Coming Up!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
10/30-31 • Larger & Looser Abstract Paintiing
11/20-21 • Small Scale Abstract Painting
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We are Open and Ready to Welcome You!
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California
Studio Mentor • 5 Day Instructional • 4 Day Figure Painting Workshops
2022 Schedule on our Website!

Burridge Studio Online Workshop Coming Up…
Non-Objective Abstract Paintings • January 6-7, 2022
Abstract Figure Painting • February 8-9, 2022
Click here for more information!

Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•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
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!

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!

Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio and online? 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
Click here for more info.
Contact Kate@robertburridge.com for questions.

October 30-31, 2021
Larger & Looser Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818

November 3, 2021
Artists in Action: The Art of Pricing
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 PM PST
This is a FREE seminar
Click here for more info and to register!

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 - NEW ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818

December 2, 2021
Artists in Action: Gallerists-Artist Relationship
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
This is a FREE seminar
Stay tuned for more details!

December 14, 2021
Artists in Action: Online Gallery? Try Pinterest
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 PM PST
This is a FREE seminar
Stay tuned for more details!

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

January 6-7, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting
Click here for more info

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
Click here for more info

March 3-6, 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.

March 14-18, 2022
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
5-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio 
Limited to 10 enrollees 
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info

March 21, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

For more 2022 Workshop Dates click here!
...Check out Bob's 2022 Studio Workshops in Arroyo Grande, California! click here.

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Best of BobBlast - Make Big Paintings in a Small Studio
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BobBlast #382 - Video run time 12 minutes, 14 seconds

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