So you’ve painted a mess… Now what??
I’ve painted my share of turkeys! So now you have a choice. You can gesso over the entire surface and start over, or you can continue with this painting, turning it into a completely different one!
One of the most popular assignments in my Loosen Up Workshop is painting loose and juicy flower bouquets. Today's demo begins with loosely splashed colors on watercolor paper. Start off by splashing and making a big mess. Make sure it’s wet - I use paper towels to put the colors down.
I am not using a specific color combination - I am going for the gusto, with loose, abstract splashing. I keep my brush, paper towels or fingers moving quickly with pure color, avoiding making mud.
You’re making a mess - not mud. When your mess has dried, choose a color scheme and paint the part that is NOT a bouquet of flowers. I generally paint my negative space with an opaque color or a color mixed with a lot of white gesso. I make a significant amount of this color - sopping wet.
Next I emphasize the light source and exaggerate the darks and shadows. Put color everywhere - the vase, the flowers and the background are all colorful splashes!
For me, a painting is never finished - it just stops at interesting places!
Guatemala is on our 2022 workshop schedule!
Join us for this amazing trip…
Interested in hearing more? Contact Kate for a zoom invitation!
We have online workshops coming up!
Painting the Abstract Figure
Undraped and Costumed Model
Sponsored by Burridge Studio
•February 8-9, 2022
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More Abstract Figure Workshops - Sponsored by the Sedona Art Center
•May 6-8, 2022
•July 22-24, 2022
•October 14-16, 2022
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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!
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Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•February 7, 2022
"Hearts and Flowers"
•March 21, 2022
"Creating a Series, Using the 5Cs"
•April 19, 2022
“Painting the Illusion of Glassware”
•May 10, 2022
“Quick, Easy Landscape Painting”
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!
Ongoing Virtual Exhibits!
We are hosting several ongoing Virtual Exhibits on FaceBook - Burridge Studio Groups. Join the groups and post your work! Your work must match the theme of the group.
•Light at the End of the Tunnel
Join the Group - Post your Work - Add your name, title plus more info.
Looking forward to seeing your work!