Painting with Paper

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I'm excited to share this technique of painting and adding collage elements at the same time. I have been doing this for years - building layers of collage papers using gel medium, before painting. I like the added textures and incidental printed patterns that unexpectedly appear after I wipe away (reductive technique). 

For this BobBlast - I have changed it up a bit! I made my own solid, pure color collage papers, using Holbein Artist Acrylic Paint, matching the ten colors on my Goof-Proof Color Wheel. I wanted pure color - right out of the tube!

I am working on some wall samples for my workshops - Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paper (from Cheap Joe's) - cut to 16x16 inches. These pieces are in stage #1 - I have started the painting and now, I am collaging the focal point color and the two spice colors from the painted collage papers that I described above.

Watch the demo to see me work on two of these samples. 

I would not call myself a "collage artist" per se, but I use more than just paint when I create new work. Printed patterns are simply more tools that help me create visual surprises.

Tear it Up!

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Featured Workshops :

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
June 11-16, 2018
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat, Lac du Flambeau, WI 
Contact (715) 588-3143 or
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Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
July 11-15, 2018
Bob's Arroyo Grande, CA Studio  (Wednesday-Sunday)
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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
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
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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
Contact Carla Canter, (530) 247-7104

Art of the Carolinas - Workshops & Art Materials Exhibition
November 9-12, 2017
Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contact Sharon DiGiulio (800) 827-8478 ext 156

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"Painting with Paper "

Painting with Paper

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Robert Burridge

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