Lighten Your Load.

Welcome back to another BobBlast!

Traveling and sketching on location is easier with less art supplies. No need to always haul heavy paint boxes, easels and backpacks. For me, I've narrowed down the supplies to two things - one watercolor pad and one black sketching pen.

My watercolor pad of choice is Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad, 9x12 inches, Hot Press (satin smooth finish) 140 lb. With fifty sheets per pad, this smooth Italian paper stays flat, especially when I paint light washes.

For color washes, I carry along a few Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils. The colors are permanent when dried.

For my drawing and sketching pens, I have two choices - Faber Castell 
Pitt Artist Pen, waterproof Indian ink with three nib sizes to choose from. 
My other favorite pen is the Pilot Precise V5 Premium Rolling Ball Pen. Both pens feature precise, clean and smooth lines.

I have discovered, with less art supplies to lug around, I spend more time creating. That's the whole idea, isn't it?

Paint More!

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

November 16-20, 2016
Burridge's Loosen Up, Abstracts and Figures + Collage
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Contact Carole Marie Stuart,

January 6-8, 2017
Loose & Juicy Florals
Donna Downey Studios
Huntersville, NC 28078
Contact Bill Downey, (704) 948-4627 or
Click HERE for Bob's Workshop info.

January 21-28, 2017
Burridge's Tropical Painting Workshop
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8383
Click  HERE for Bob's Workshop info.

Check out the Art of the Carolinas Trade Show:

November 10-13, 2016
Jerry's Artarama Art of the Carolinas
Raleigh, North Carolina
Click HERE for AOC Website

View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here.

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"Lighten Your Load " video.

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
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