Weekly BobBlast Issue 443
Best of BobBlast - Adding Loose Figures to your Abstract Painting

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
In this week's BobBlast, I show you how to quickly place the suggestion of figures in your abstract paintings.

It's not just the demonstration of HOW I put my carrot people in my pure abstract, loose paintings - it's the WHY I like to add figures. They add heightened clarity to the storyline. I have found that including simple, loose figures while working on the abstract painting, I can paint with a focused goal of how I want the visual statement to look. 

To keep me focused, I work in a series - a titled series - like Magic Circus or Lounge Ladies & Their Magic Rabbits. So, as I plan my series, I title the paintings first, again to keep my focus. The painting is done when it clearly resembles the title. That is how I work most effectively and creatively. If my painting is meaningless and has no title or theme, it will be unclear without a strong point of view.

To me, a pointless batch of colors splashed about might be pretty, but will have an empty impact. A good painting has a loud voice!

Paint loudly - add a figure! It adds life to your work.

February 17-24, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop in the Bahamas
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•January 14-15, 2023
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•January 14-15, 2023
Non-Objective Mixed Media Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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•January 17, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
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•January 21-28, 2023
Tropical Escapaint!
Abstract Acrylic & Collage in Mexico
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta 
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February 1, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
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•February 6-8, 2023
Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota FL
Contact Jane Harris, Education Director
jane@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032
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•February 9-11, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota FL
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jane@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032
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•February 17-24, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop in the Bahamas
Elbow Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas
Sponsored by Dillman's Creative Arts Retreat
Contact Dillman’s (715) 588-3143 or art@dillmans.com
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•March 4-5, 2023
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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March 13, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
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•March 16-19, 2023
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
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•March 26-31, 2023
Kanuga Watermedia Workshops - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
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April 11, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
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•April 22-23, 2023
Non-Objective Mixed Media - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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•April 28-30, 2023
Abstract Figurative - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

•May 22-26, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Hudson Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, NY
Contact Kim LaPolla (518) 966-5219 or (888) 665-0044
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Best of BobBlast - Adding Loose Figures to your Abstract Painting
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