Best of BobBlast - Bob's Studio Tips
Varnish Lesson and Bob's Favorite Tape

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!

Sorry for the delay! We took Memorial Day off... 

This Best of BobBlast features a couple of Studio Tips that I teach and use in my workshops. "Why Varnish?" and my "Favorite Studio Tape." Here's a quick review:
Why Varnish?  Every artist has their own favorite techniques for the final coat of their painting. In spite of all the available instructional literature, I am frequently asked to explain what one needs to know about varnishing their own paintings. The following video is a short how-to lesson on the subject, complete with a demonstration!

Here is my take - Varnish Everything.

Now... about the tapeIn every workshop I teach, I'm asked about my adhesive tape and where do I get it? I use it for taping everything - from shipping boxes to temporarily hanging my paper samples on the walls. My favorite tape is a brown Kraft paper tape from Uline.

It is very sticky, holds heavy things to the wall and peels off without removing the wall paint. This stuff works great as a general, all-purpose, studio tape. Uline calls it "Pressure Sensitive Kraft Tape."

Attention Shoppers... do not buy blue "painters' tape" - It's for house painters, not painter-painters! This blue tape is designed to be easily removed so consequently it does not hold things to the wall very long or very well. 

Stick It!

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Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
June 11-16, 2018
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat, Lac du Flambeau, WI 
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July 5-8, 2018
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Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
July 11-15, 2018
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Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
August 6-10, 2018
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
August 13-17, 2018
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
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Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
August 27-31, 2018
Out of Our Minds Gallery
Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Contact Sandi Komst (902) 962-3612 

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
September 4-7, 2018
North Valley Art League, Redding, CA
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Click  HERE  to view  BobBlast Issue 204
"Best of BobBlast - Bob's Studio Tips 
Varnish Lesson and Bob's Favorite Tape"

Varnish Lesson BB204

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge

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