Weekly BobBlast Issue 421
Best of BobBlast - Collage and Painting

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This Best of BobBlast is a Collage & Painting Demonstration. I am teaching a number of Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage workshops coming up!
I thought this BobBlast was the perfect introduction to these workshops - whether you are joining me in-person, on zoom or on YouTube with the Weekly BobBlasts.

Here is a little history… Years ago, working with scraps of printed magazine pages, I made portraits of famous people. (Abraham Lincoln and Bertrand Russell to name a few) My process of gluing layers of small pieces of paper was like building a mosaic. Today, however, my materials are a combination of acrylic paint between layers of black and white paper scraps.

The patterns are small checkerboards, stripes, dots or black shapes I’ve painted on white paper, then copied various sizes at the local Office max store. Nothing fancy - no ink jet copies. Only black and white because the paint will be the color.

The glue is an acrylic gel medium and compatible to the acrylic paint. When combined or layered, the whole layered painting adheres together.

The creative process takes place during this layering — scraping away, gluing, painting and drawing back in until an image appears. This image will be one of a series about a pre-determined theme. I thank Robert Rauschenberg - He was one of my earliest influences! When I saw his combined mixed media and bedspread glued on a canvas I was bowled over and there were in a museum????? At that time, I stopped worrying and fussing over “conservation technique”.

So tear it up, paint and glue. Let ‘er rip!

Want to play with paint, paper and glue?
Take an Abstract Painting & Collage Workshop with Bob! 
sponsored by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 
August 15-16 and 18, 2022 - ONLINE
click here for more info

Online Workshops - Paint with BOB!!!
•Paint the Effects of Light - August 6, 2022
Non-Objective Abstract Painting & Collage - October 1-2, 2022
•Making & Using Neutral Colors in your Paintings - December 2-3, 2022
click here for more info

4-day Figure Drawing & Painting Workshop!
In-Person - Bob's Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
August 11-14, 2022
Click here for the details!

We are Open and Ready to Welcome You!
A Second November Mentor Workshop Date Added!
November 10-13, 2022
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!

Online Abstract Figure Workshop
Sponsored by the Sedona Art Center
•October 14-16, 2022
Click here for more info!

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 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"
click here for more info

Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Coaching • Comments • Suggestions
Click here for more information!

Burridge Available ArtWork - For sale on our website!
Bob's been busy! Lots of new work! And the SOPs are back!
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.

•July 28-31, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop - 2 Spots Open!
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.

•August 3, 2022
Something New - ASK BOB!
Bob's Favorite Surfaces - Paper, Canvas, Board
Special Q&A Session plus a Demo
click here for more info

•August 6, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Paint the Effects of Light
Click here for more info

August 11-14, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Figure Painting Workshop/undraped model
4-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio 
Limited to 6 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info

•August 15, 16 & 18, 2022
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
Click HERE for more info

•August 22-24, 2022
Larger & Looser Abstract Painting - IN PERSON WORKSHOP
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818
Click HERE for more info

•August 26-28, 2022
Small Scale Abstract Painting - IN PERSON WORKSHOP
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818
Click HERE for more info

September 7-11, 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

•September 13, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

•September 19-25, 2022
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting 
Florida Watercolor Society
Contact Lynda Mifsud
lynda_mifsud@yahoo.com or call (727) 599-9047
Click here for more info and to register

•October 1-2, 2022
Non-Objective Abstract Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

•October 14-16, 2022
Abstract Figurative Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

•October 20-23, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop - 1 Spot Open!
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.

•November 10-13, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop - New Date Added!
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.

•December 2-3, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals in your Paintings
Click here for more info

For more 2022 Workshop Dates click here!
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Best of BobBlast - Collage and Painting Demo
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #421 - Video run time 8 minutes, 26 seconds

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