Turning That Mess into a New Direction.

Welcome back to another BobBlast.

You know... there are some paintings I've worked on that just don't make the cut. Real losers! (I'm using my nice language here) Real turkeys!  Sometimes things just don't work out. The universe constantly reminds me I'm a human being and everything I paint doesn't turn into gold!

So what to do with a stack of paintings that haven't worked out... yet? I pull out one from the stack of messes, place it on the table and begin again. Keeping true to the pre-named title, I glue on paper collage elements - then wash the entire surface with a transparent tone, such as Marigold, Phthalos or Fluorescent Opera pink - yes, that color! This usually jump starts and jolts me back into the purpose of the painting and its title. Since the original painting hasn't yet worked out, this time I do something dramatic on the painting - like making bold graphic marks or gluing strange collage papers. 

Then I begin again... I continue to draw with any drawing materials, simply because I draw whenever I can! For me, my work as to be a clear message. It has to match the title and be clearly understood. It's more of a fun focus painting with a theme in and and a series along with that theme. 

So when one of yours ends up a mess... it could be the beginning of your next best painting series.

Who knew! Who Knows!

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Featured Workshops :

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
June 25-30, 2017
Dillman's Bay Resort
Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation, Lac du Flambeau, WI 
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com
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Start Abstract Painting Today!
July 10-14, 2017
Larger & Looser: The New Master's Program for the Postmodern Painter
July 17-24, 2017
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting 
September 11-15, 2017
Utah Watercolor Society
Cache Valley Chapter, Logan, UT
Contact Laura Hawley, laura.hawley@gmail.com 
or call (435) 764-7325

Loose, Impressionistic Sketching & Painting Workshop
International Trip to France!
April 13-23, 2018
Contact Dillman's (715) 588-3143

View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here.

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"Turning That Mess into a New Direction"

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge

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