Weekly BobBlast Issue 362
Make it Bigger!

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
We’re back in Art School with this week’s BobBlast, featuring a grade-school engineering reminder! When you want to enlarge your small sketch into a larger painting, this quick technique can help you. 

In this BobBlast, I place a small sketch and proportionally enlarge it on a larger format. Let me first address the idea of “sketches” - I also call them my daily warmup exercises. In previous BobBlasts you have seen examples: When I first get into my studio, I like to warmup and get into my daily activity by painting at least 6 little paintings. I line up the same size of paper (10x10, 6x9 or 9x12) - I have a concept for all six (Like Flowers in a vase) - the composition and color combinations are the same for all six. I work quickly. I am warming up.

Sometimes these paintings really turn out great and I would like to paint them again… LARGER! The simple way to work on enlarging your sketch is to place the small painting in the bottom left hand corner of your larger paper or canvas… then, draw a line from the left bottom corner up to the top right corner. It is a simple technique and very do-able!

Watch the video to see exactly how I do this and how I start to paint it bigger! Along the bottom of my larger surface, I draw a straight line up to the diagonal line. At that point, my line turns left. The larger surface will be proportionally correct to your smaller painting. 

Go to your Studio and Paint!

We are Open! Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California
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•November 4-7 - Mentor Workshop - Sold Out

Burridge Studio Online Workshops Coming Up…
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We have Two Online Workshops in July

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•August 23, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
“How to Use Bob’s Goof-Proof Color Wheel"

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Bob's been busy! Lots of new work! And the SOPs are back!

We have a new Virtual Exhibit!
The theme is “Light at the End of the Tunnel” - Specifically, the focus of this exhibit is on HOPE. I hope you all post your Light at the End of the Tunnel paintings - your vision, and enjoy looking through the gallery of work.

Join the group and post your Light at the End of the Tunnel Paintings.

Here’s what to do next to join our virtual exhibit of Light at the End of the Tunnel:
•Click on this link
•OR search in Facebook for Burridge Studio Group Light at the End of the Tunnel Virtual Exhibit
•Join the group
•Post your work!
•Add your name, title plus more info.
Looking forward to seeing your work!
Thanks again for watching and telling your friends! All my BobBlasts are archived on my website and my YouTube Channel. We post new studio tips weekly that offer real content, substance and useful techniques that work for me. And they're free! We appreciate your interest, questions, comments and support!

Some of our subscribers have asked about the "behind the scenes" people who make the weekly BobBlast possible - so we want to give a shout out and thank Bo von Hohenlohe for editing the BobBlast videos. Bo also produces websites and helps authors self-publish book. Please visit his website at www.bvhprods.com.

Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio? Perfect for beginners who want a crash course in watercolor or acrylic or for artists who are designing an exhibit and want to bounce ideas for content and techniques. I devote 100% of my studio time to you! Designed for 1 to 3 people - if you are interested or have questions, email kate@robertburridge.com

Our most current Workshop Schedule!
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California!
Mentor, 5-day Instructional, Figure Painting and One-on-One Workshops
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Contact Kate@robertburridge.com for questions.

June 8-10, 2021
Contemporary Abstract Figure - ONLINE WORKSHOP
3-day Painting Workshop (Tuesday-Thursday)
Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

Monthly Demos in BobLand!
June 23 - Wednesday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Saturdays in July, 4-6pm PT
All your favorite subjects!
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July 12-13, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting

July 17, 2021
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Monthly Demos in BobLand!
July 19 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

July 22-23, 2021
Painting the Large Abstract Figure - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

July 26-30, 2021
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
5-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio 
Limited to 10 enrollees 
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
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August 2-3 and 5, 2021
Larger & Looser Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
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August 12-15, 2021
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info.

August 16-17, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

August 19-22, 2021
Robert Burridge Studio Figure Painting Workshop/undraped model
4-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio 
Limited to 6 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info

Monthly Demos in BobLand!
August 23 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

November 11-14, 2021
Art of the Carolinas
Workshops Thursday-Sunday, 11/11-14
Trade Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11/12-14
Contact Sharon DiGuilio (919) 906-9544 or (800) 827-8478 x156 sharon@jerrysartarama.com

For more 2021 Workshop Dates click here!
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Click HERE to view BobBlast Issue 362 video!
Make It Bigger!
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #362 - Video run time 7 minutes, 42 seconds

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