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The Weekly BobBlast #165
"Splash Abstract Colors into Florals."

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Make a splashy, abstract, colorful mess first. I prefer to start out loose, wet and with an upbeat tempo!

You may have noticed that I/m not a botanical flower painter... I admire others who do! Because I am not exactly interested in repeating their expertise, I prefer the "dump my toys on the floor and see what game we can play" approach. I start off with a colorful mess.

After my mess has dried, I mix a very wet puddle of opaque color and paint over what is NOT a vase with flowers. This technique is negative shape painting... also known as reductive painting.

This is an especially helpful exercise to do on top of all those "turkeys" piling up over there in the studio corner!

I just wanted you to know what I do in the studio when no one's looking!

See you at the Art of the Carolinas!

Thanks again for watching and telling your friends! We strive for short, substantial, informative bits to help jumpstart your time in your studio. 
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Here's a quick reminder about some upcoming workshops and dates. 
If interested, sign up now!

Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
September 25-29, 2017
Vancouver Island Art Workshops
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Mary, (250) 714-8080 

Artist Retreat: Playing with Polyptychs 
October 23-27, 2017
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

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

Loose, Impressionistic Sketching & Painting Workshop
International Trip to France!
April 13-24, 2018
Contact Dillman's (715) 588-3143
View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here.

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"Splash Abstract Colors into Florals." video.
BobBlast 165 -
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Robert Burridge

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Bob in his Studio.
video run time 5 mins, 29 secs

•To read about Bob's studio practices, intentions, and painting tips,
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•To watch more of Bob's reductive painting technique,
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