Weekly BobBlast Issue 452
How to Make a Polyptych into One Large Abstract Painting

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
It feels great to be back in the studio! I was teaching workshops in Sarasota Florida, then the Bahamas for most of the month of February - so I am happy to be back.

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This BobBlast topic came directly out of a demo from my workshop in the Bahamas. Because of traveling with art supplies, it is necessary to keep the surfaces on the smaller side. So during my daily 9 inch by 9 inch improvisation warm-up exercises, I can paint multiples, then assemble them, with surprising visual results!

My concept for this improv painting is non-objective abstract with color and drawing. The composition is Over-Lapping Squares and the Color Combo is Blue/Violet Dominant.

I arrange four 9 inch by 9 inch squares of watercolor paper in a larger square - a Polyptych. I paint on all 4 painting simultaneously. I am, right now NOT thinking about making one painting. I am painting 4 different paintings that are related in color and design. As I work in different layers of color, that's when the improvisation begins!

I smile while I arrange the painted squares - exploring the variations as I turn the paintings, aligning the sides and seeing what I get! Another advantage when working with a square format: you can turn it around and around, until YOU find the top. More choices and possibilities… Make a polyptych!

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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

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•March 4-5, 2023
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•March 13, 2023
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•March 14, 2023
Artists in Action: Photographing Your Art - ONLINE WEBINAR
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•March 16-19, 2023
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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 17-19, 2023
Art Marketing for the Busy Artist - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
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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
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•May 15-16 & 18, 2023
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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•May 17, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
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•May 22-26, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Hudson Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, NY
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•June 5-8, 2023
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Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat, Lac du Flambeau, WI
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•June 12-15, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
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•June 20, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
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•June 23-25, 2023
Drawing & Painting the Figure with Motion and Emotion - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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How to Make a Polyptych into One Large Abstract Painting
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BobBlast #452 - Video run time 18 minutes, 11 seconds

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