I paint mostly with acrylics. But there are those times when I want to get my watercolors out and just have fun with the lightness and transparency of these paints. This BobBlast is not about how to paint with watercolors… even though you will see me doing a video demo with my Holbein watercolors!
What I really want to tell you is that you can get that look and feel of painting with watercolors AND use your acrylics!
I have heard that thinning down acrylic paints with water can make them "less predictable."
I use Holbein Artist Acrylic Paint (heavy body). This professional paint is loaded with pigment. Thinned with water, they don't break apart. That said, when I want that transparent, light feel to my work, I treat The Holbein acrylic paint as if they are watercolors, using watercolor techniques. The advantage is, when each layer dries, I can continue painting - layering without lifting the paint underneath. It stays because it is acrylic!
Treat your Acrylics like Watercolors
•Work wet into wet
•Add more water… if you are using quality acrylics like Holbein, the paint can take it!
•Use brushes designed to carry more water, like Mops
•No need to gesso the paper!
It doesn't matter what you paint with, as long as it has a voice. A good painting has a voice! Just paint!
Online Workshops - Paint with BOB!!!
•Making & Using Neutral Colors in your Paintings - July 15-16, 2022
•Paint the Effects of Light - August 6, 2022
Non-Objective Abstract Painting & Collage - October 1-2, 2022
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A Second November Mentor Workshop Date Added!
November 10-13, 2022
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2022 Schedule on our Website!
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Take an Abstract Painting & Collage Workshop with Bob!
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August 15-16 and 18, 2022 - ONLINE
Online Abstract Figure Workshops
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•July 22-24, 2022
•October 14-16, 2022
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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.
•July 19, 2022
"Gluing a Watercolor Paper Painting onto a Wood Panel"
•August 17, 2022
"Easy Way to Paint the Figure"
•September 13, 2022
"How to Use Burridge’s Goof-Proof Color Wheel"
Something New - ASK BOB!
Special Q&A Session plus a Demo
August 3 • 1:00-2:00pm PT
"Bob's Favorite Surfaces - Paper, Canvas, Board"
Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Coaching • Comments • Suggestions
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Bob's been busy! Lots of new work! And the SOPs are back!