Weekly BobBlast Issue 447
Best of BobBlast - Goof-Proof Color & Design, Any Subject

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This is a very cool BobBlast! The overall idea is you can use the same graphic design composition, no matter what your subject or style. 

Plus… in this BobBlast, we address a common design flaw we have all been guilty of -- putting the subject right in the middle of our painting. "Right in the Middle" is a composition too: Called "Spiritual" - Using this composition can cause the painting to have a sense of serenity and reflection.

I prefer the more dramatic graphic design of Asymmetrical, or Off-Balance. With this composition, there is a lot going on in the painting towards one side. On the other side can be the focal point color spot. 

In a landscape, I find the busy area on one side (a grove of whimsical trees) and one smaller, single and isolated subject (tree, person, barn) on the opposite side.

Initially I start my looser abstract paintings this way - eventually building the correct colors to match my Goof-Proof Color Wheel - and with the composition design clearly seen at the finish!

Demo is in three parts, using the same Composition (Asymmetrical) and Color Combo (Yellow Dominant).
•Abstract Landscape
•Abstract Floral Vase
•Non-Objective Abstract

Color and Design… the first class you take in Art School. There's a reason!

Everyone Wants to Loosen Up!
Here are two Online Workshops Coming Up!
• March 4-5, 2023
Sponsored by Burridge Studio
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AND
• May 15-16 & 18, 2023
Sponsored by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
More info coming!
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Interested in a Non-Objective Mixed Media Painting Workshop?
•April 22-23, 2023
Non-Objective Mixed Media Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Click here for more info

February 17-24, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop in the Bahamas
Dillman's Creative Arts Retreat is offering a fantastic painting experience
with Bob in Elbow Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas.
Contact Dillman’s - (715) 588-3143 or art@dillmans.com
Click here for more info!
Click here for a PDF Flyer

Enjoying watching Bob's Demos? Join Bob Online!
• February 1, 2023
“Abstract Florals from Loose, Colorful Splatters"
• March 13, 2023
“Acrylic Inks - Why and How to Use Them!” 
• April 11, 2023
“Horizon Lines in Landscape Painting”

Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California
Studio Mentor • Five Day • Figure Painting Workshops
Mentor - August 3-6, 2023
5-day Abstract Mixed Media - June 26-30, 2023
4-day Figure Drawing & Painting - July 6-9, 2023
Studio Mentor • 5 Day Instructional • 4 Day Figure Painting Workshops
The Entire 2023 Studio Workshop Schedule is on our website!

Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Coaching • Comments • Suggestions
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We have Gift Certificates!
For YOU to give… or for someone to give YOU
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Burridge Available ArtWork - For sale on our website
New Available Work and Small Original Paint Sketches!
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.

February 1, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

•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
Click here for more info

•February 9-11, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota FL
Contact Jane Harris, Education Director
jane@artsarasota.org or call (941) 365-2032
Click here for more info

•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
Click here for more info

•March 4-5, 2023
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

March 13, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

•March 16-19, 2023
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop - Wait List Only
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 26-31, 2023
Kanuga Watermedia Workshops - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Contact watermediaworkshops@protonmail.com or (828) 278-0193
Click here for more info and to register

April 11, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

•April 15-17, 2023
Art Marketing for the Busy Artist - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
More info coming soon!

•April 22-23, 2023
Non-Objective Mixed Media - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

•April 28-30, 2023
Abstract Figurative - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

•May 15-16 & 18, 2023
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
Click here for more info

•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
Click here for more info

For more 2023 Workshop Dates click here!
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Best of BobBlast - Goof-Proof Color & Design, Any Subject
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #447 - Video run time 19 minutes, 41 seconds

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