Weekly BobBlast Issue 477

Busy Areas and Quiet Areas


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Busy Areas and Quiet Areas… During your next visit to a museum, add this technique to your "art appreciation" list. When looking at paintings, I search for the overall composition, the graphic design and the visual impact. Next, I look for two sections: the busy area and the quiet area. Think of a seemingly chaotic Jackson Pollock abstract - within the meandering composition I also discover a quiet area for visual rest. That visual rest is a reprieve from the crazy, entangled surroundings.


When I am working abstractly, I find that I create a quiet area with soft colors - right in the middle of nervous, bold, colorful lines and shapes.You get the idea. After spending time looking at a visually busy painting, I need a quick breather to a more peaceful section - then back again to the busy areas. Back and forth.


This technique is another way to keep your viewers engaged and another way I get my motor warmed up! Vroom vroom!


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•August 26-27, 2023

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•August 31, 2023

"Painting the Illusion of Glass Vessels"

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•September 27, 2023

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• September 6, 2023

“Dramatic Landscapes: Clouds and Skies”

• October 3, 2023

“3 Easy Ways to Draw & Paint the Figure”

•November 8, 2023

"Reductive Painting: Negative Shapes"

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Don't Miss! - Online Figure Workshops

September 29 - October 1, 2023

Abstract Figurative

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•and•

November 11-12, 2023

Paint Bob's Circus!

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Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio and online? 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.


August 26-27, 2023

Neutrals! How to Create & Use - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

Click here for more information.

 

•August 31, 2023

Painting the Illusion of Glass Vessels - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

Click here for more information.


•September 6, 2023

Bob’s Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO

“Dramatic Landscapes: Clouds and Skies”

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

Click here for more info


•September 11-15, 2023

Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting

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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•September 18-19 & 21, 2023

Non-Objective Mixed Media Retreat— ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788

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•September 27, 2023

Bob’s Goof-Proof Color Wheel Intensive - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

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•September 29 - October 1, 2023

Abstract Figurative - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center

Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

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•October 3, 2023

Bob’s Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO

“3 Easy Ways to Draw and Paint the Figure”

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

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•October 5-8, 2023

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.

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•October 18, 2023

Paint the Effect of Light - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

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•October 28-29, 2023

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - Online Workshop

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

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•November 8, 2023

Bob’s Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO

“Reductive Painting: Negative Shapes”

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

Click here for more info


•November 11-12, 2023

Paint Bob’s Circus - Online Workshop

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

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•December 2-3, 2023

Painting Figures without Painting Figures - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

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•December 6, 2023

Bob’s Monthly Demo - ONLINE DEMO

“Choosing Color Combinations that Work”

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

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•December 9-10, 2023

Larger, Looser Abstract Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

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2024


•January 5-7, 2024

Drawing & Painting the Figure with Motion and Emotion - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio

Contact kate@robertburridge.com

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•January 13-20, 2024

Tropical Escapaint! 

Loosen Up Painting Retreat in Mexico

Casa de Los Artistas

Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta 

Contact Robert Masla, (413) 335-4295

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•January 29-February 2, 2024

Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage

Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson, AZ

Sponsored by Madeline Island School of the Arts

contact 715-747-2054

or misa@madelineschool.com

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•February 12-16, 2024

Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage

Palette Productions, Pensacola, FL

Contact Pat Page, call or text (850) 293-5414

or pat@paletteproductions.net

Click here for more info


For more 2024 Workshop Dates click here!

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Busy Areas and Quiet Areas

Love, Peace & Happiness,

Weekly BobBlast 477 - Video run time 12 minutes, 45 seconds


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