Weekly BobBlast Issue 454
Best of BobBlast - Painting with Dry Pigments, Chalks & Powders

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This BobBlast is all about painting without ANY water... that's right! No water, no paint, no fluids, opens or inks! This BobBlast is all about Painting with Dry Pigments, Chalks and Powders - even local dirt!

This quick video is a demonstration - how I start with powders - powdered charcoal and dry pigments. Then I work more color into the powder-covered surface - using charcoal and pastels.

My favorite pastels have a lot of pigment, as you will see in the video. I use Jack Richeson handmade Soft Pastels, Soho Jumbo Soft Pastels or Sennelier pastels. My favorite charcoal is Willow Charcoal - "vines" by Creative Mark and powdered charcoal from Generals. My surface of choice is either watercolor paper or BFK Rives Printmaking Paper. 

The spray fix for this type of work is the all-natural, odor free, milk/casein formula by SpectraFix. It's great for all my pastels, chalk, pencil, charcoal, oil pastel and colored pencils. Casein was a good fixative for the Sistine Chapel ceiling way back when... This pump spray stays clear and does not change the original color. It is the best fixative I found for my works on paper.

I was fortunate enough to have a museum show - all charcoal and pastel drawings on seven foot Kozo paper. The final layer was SpectraFix. The drawings were hung directly on the walls without protective glass... And, after five thin layers of SpectraFix spray, nothing rubbed off. To view this exhibition, titled Impure Thoughts, go to my website. The above photo was taken while I was working on this exhibit. A mask is a must for keeping all the dust out of me.

Here is information on a new workshop! 
Painting with Dry Pigments, Chalks and Powders
Curious about creating a painting using only dry pigments? Painting without water? Burridge will show you how to create what he calls “singulars” – paintings that have the look of a monoprint, yet are singular originals with no printing press involved.

This concentrated workshop emphasizes experimentation with “dry” materials and pigments as well as pastels, charcoal, chalk, metallic and pencils – establishing a concept to create a series of singular abstract works. Bob will guide the workshop with hands-on demos, techniques and basic formulas. Plenty of painting time and critiques.

Painting with Dry Pigments, Chalks & Powders 
Online Workshop: April 15-16, 2023
Click here for more info
In-Person Workshop: July 21-23, 2023
Info coming! Contact Kate
Learn how to create a singular!
Sponsored by Burridge Studio

Enjoying watching Bob's Demos? Join Bob Online!
• March 13, 2023
“Acrylic Inks - Why and How to Use Them!” 
• April 11, 2023
“Horizon Lines in Landscape Painting”
• May 17, 2023
“Painting the Movement of Light”

Interested in a Non-Objective Mixed Media Painting Workshop?
•April 22-23, 2023 - Online Workshop
Click here for more info

Want More Art Marketing Info?
•March 14, 2023
Artists in Action: Photographing Your Art - ONLINE WEBINAR
AND
•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
Click here for more info

Everyone Wants to Loosen Up!
Here is an Online Workshop Coming Up!
• May 15-16 & 18, 2023
Sponsored by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
Click here for more info

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
Click here for more information!

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.

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

•March 14, 2023
Artists in Action: Photographing Your Art - ONLINE WEBINAR
Sponsored by West Business Development Center 
Tuesday, 12:00-1:30 PM PST 

•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 1, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
Click here for a direct link to register

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

•April 15-16, 2023
Painting with Dry Pigments, Chalks & Powders - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

•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
Click here for more info

•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 6-7, 2023
Small Scale Abstract Paintings - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

•May 13-14, 2023
Neutrals! How to Create & Use - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

•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 17, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

•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

•May 31, 2023
Abstract Florals from Loose Colorful Splatters - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

•June 5-8, 2023
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat, Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or art@dillmans.com
Click here for more info

•June 12-15, 2023
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat, Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or art@dillmans.com
Click here for more info

•June 20, 2023
Bob's Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

•June 23-25, 2023
Drawing & Painting the Figure with Motion and Emotion - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio
Click here for more info

For more 2023 Workshop Dates click here!
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Best of BobBlast - Painting with Dry Pigments, Chalks & Powders
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #454 - Video run time 8 minutes, 47 seconds

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