BobBlast #213

Best of BobBlast - Revisiting Collage Papers

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!

In this Best of BobBlast - I wanted to show you the kind of short workshop I will do at the upcoming Trade Shows - Artisan Expo and Art of the Carolinas. The links are below.

In this video I am focused on making a painting using collage elements as the
underpainting - gluing paper pieces of texture and design to the entire painting surface. This time my surface is 300 lb Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paper, cold press.

My collage papers are patterns of black and white - I made an original and then I Xerox┬«  them in various percentage sizes so I will have a wide variety of the same pattern. 

Then, I decide on the  concept ... the big idea. My idea for this painting is "Split-Level" and that's the title.  Next, I decide on the composition . By gluing the graphic shapes, I get into the painting faster. The graphic shapes support the design and composition.

In starting off with collage first, my goal is a strong graphic statement. For me, adding collage elements are not "in addition to" but are part of the actual painting process. 

Color Combination -  Purple is the dominant color So... I started with various color values and tones of purple - plus white mixed into the purple - this gave me the option of opaque areas, as well as the overall transparent color.

Still working with the dominant color - I start to modify by doing some "reductive painting" by wiping away sections of paint. I also scrape sections (with brush end, fingers, etc.) to show the collage underneath.

Next I added the  focal point color - Green I brushed on a large dollop of green at one of the Golden Section points.  Then, I add the  2 Spice Colors - Yellow and Blue - which are usually placed close to the focal point color, thereby augmenting the focal point.

Keeping in mind, all the time, is the title - Split Level . At this point, I continue painting, scraping and even drawing lines with  Derwent W ater-Soluble Colored Pencils... just because I enjoy drawing and marking marks.

Stick it good...

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Here's a quick a reminder and some upcoming workshops and dates. 
If interested, sign up now!

Featured Workshops:

September 4-7, 2018
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
4-day Painting Workshop (Tuesday-Friday)
North Valley Art League, Redding, CA
Contact Carla Canter, (530) 247-7104

Sept 11, 12, 13, 2018
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Southwestern Watercolor Society
Dallas, Texas
Contact Lou Bono (469)744-7559 

September 17-19, 2018  (Monday-Wednesday)
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Sedona Arts Center
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

September 21-23, 2018  (Friday-Sunday)
Contemporary Abstract Figure
Sedona Arts Center
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

September 27-30, 2018 
Artisan Expo
(505) 954-4179 ext. 119

October 15-19, 2018
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Vancouver Island Art Workshops
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Mary, (250) 714-8080 

November 8-11, 2018
Art of the Carolinas - Trade Show
Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contact Sharon DiGiulio (800) 827-8478 ext 156 

January 7-11, 2019
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
Quayside Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
Contact Quayside Gallery (850) 438-2363
or Diane Goeller (850) 348-3652
or Pat Page (850) 293-5414

January 19-26, 2019
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8383

View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here
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"Best of BobBlast - Revisiting Collage Papers."

Collage Works for Me

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
BobBlast #213 - Video run time 17 minutes, 26 seconds

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