Burridge Studio App Updated to 5.0
Burridge Goof Proof Color Wheel App
Introducing the Burridge Studio app for iPhone, iPad and Android.Create show-stopping paintings with the help of artist, Robert Burridge. The Burridge Studio app features his Goof-Proof Color Wheel as well as several reference charts that help you achieve your painting goals, from Rembrandt-style lighting and painting the illusion of glass, to dynamic design compositions. Pinch to zoom, swipe and scroll through charts to get a better view of the techniques that Robert Burridge uses. New updated versions, click HERE to view in iTunes Store.
The Burridge Studio App is free - there are in-app purchases for the Color Wheel app and the 3 Studio Charts apps.
Color Wheel App - Red Dominant
The Burridge Color Wheel app is pretty cool! It is interactive so you can touch the dominant color on the device's screen and it moves to reveal the color combination. Also included in this app is a image gallery of finished paintings and color combination demos, all identified with their color combination. Color Comparison Chart and instructions are also included. Looks great on Kate's iPad Mini and my iPad.
In App Purchases
Color Wheel App - $9.99
Studio Charts Apps - $4.99/each
Click HERE to view in iTunes Store
Assignment - Painting Wine Bottles & Glass
Bob Painting at Central Coast Wine Classic
My studio sits on coastal California farmland surrounded by oak trees and two hundred vineyards. Gee, you'd think I'd paint wine bottles - well, I do.
A Very Good Year
The colored glass bottles, colored liquid inside and all that sunlight bouncing around inside excites my color wheel. I practiced looking at and painting them until I could see how light reflects off the glass and plays around inside the liquid.
So here's a quick lesson on painting a wine bottle in three bold brush strokes - plus a few extra touches to make it look convincing and painterly.
3 Strokes with a Flat Brush Loaded
with Paint will get you Started
Wine Bottle Demo Step One - 3 Strokes
Wine Bottle Demo Steps Two and Three
With the same flat brush, round off the bottom of the bottle with a downward curve brush stroke. Now curve the two "shoulders" and violá... a bottle shape.
Finished Wine Bottle Painting
What remains to be done is about glass surface reflection, half full to show the glass colors and wine color. "Anchor" the bottle with a dark color underneath the bottle and a shadow to reveal the light source.
Bottles on the Beach
Bottles come in different shapes depending on the wine inside. Practice different silhouette shapes until you are familiar with the different wines. The rest of the painting is all playtime with a colorful brush loaded with paint and water.
Bob doing "Field Research" on the
Light Reflection of Wine Glasses.
We have a Studio Chart and an App for This!
Painting the Illusion of Glass Vessels. Imagine having all on one page, every reference you'll need to help or remind you how to convincingly paint wine glasses, cocktails, tumblers, flower vases and wine bottles.
$14.95 + shipping & handling + sales tax (CA residents). Don't forget to use your discount code! Click HERE for additional product info.
Bob's Favorite Magazine (this month)
art ltd. is the only national art magazine that provides a consistent platform for the contemporary art being made and shown in the West and Midwest US.
I discovered this publication when the Museum I was exhibiting in had placed an ad about my exhibition. It's a slick and hip bimonthly magazine by Lifescapes Media. It tends to lean toward the "California audience".
art ltd. features contemporary painters mostly west of the Mississippi, however. A good mix of articles on current and advanced progressive artists, the magazine also cozies up to Santa Fe, New Mexico galleries and their artists.
Hey, this magazine gets you out of your studio and opens up your eyes. Just sayin'.
Here is another benefit in subscribing to art ltd. - Visual Art Source!
ArtScene and art ltd. have collaborated, creating the online Visual Art Source (VAS) - www.visualartsource.com.
If you are a subscriber to art ltd. or ArtScene, you are automatically enrolled with VAS. If not, it is free and simple to register today. Subscribers receive the latest information on exhibition announcements, special events, artists' calls, and editorial content, originating from both publications, in their Weekly Newsletter.
In short, VAS is all visual art, all the time, keeping you fully engaged and informed.
Shipping: Currently shipped only within the U.S.
Publisher: Lifescapes Publishing Inc
(buy at Amazon)
Bob's secret (not anymore!) source
for contemplative, intense-focus music.
John Cage Radio - you know his commercial work through Hollywood films. He's done plenty! But truth be told, I'm a real fan of 80s and 90s instrumental, environmental and atmospheric music when I'm in the studio.
My connection with John Cage - (excerpted from Wikipedia) Many of his pieces from the 1960s were in fact "happenings", an art form established by Cage and his students in late 1950s. Cage's "Experimental Composition" classes at The New School in New York City have become legendary as an American source of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers, and designers. The majority of his students had little or no background in music. Most were artists. They included Jackson Mac Low, Allan Kaprow, Al Hansen, George Brecht, Jim McWilliams and Dick Higgins, as well as many others Cage invited unofficially.
According to Cage, happenings were theatrical events that abandon the traditional concept of stage-audience and occur without a sense of definite duration. Instead, they are left to chance. They have a minimal script, with no plot. In fact, a "happening" is so-named because it occurs in the present, attempting to arrest the concept of passing time. Cage believed that theater was the closest route to integrating art and real life. The term "happenings" was coined by Allan Kaprow, one of his students, who defined it as a genre in the late fifties. I am proud to have been in some Happenings that featured John Cage, written by my professor and mentor, Jim McWilliams who remains to be an inspiration to me to this day! He is still creating new works.
Bob and Jim McWilliams
And just to confuse you, my other favorite is... Original Dixieland Jazz Radio. I play it throughout the day while I'm painting.
Pete Fountain Radio
Factoid: Pete Fountain was hired to join the Lawrence Welk orchestra in the late 50s and became well known for his many solos on Welk's ABC television show, The Lawrence Welk Show. Fountain was rumored to have quit when Welk refused to let him "jazz up" a Christmas carol. In an interview, Fountain said he left Welk because "Champagne and bourbon don't mix."
So when I just need to chill, or rev it up, I'll play the drums to Pete Fountain Radio on Pandora. Hey, it works for me!
ArtsyFartsy Newsletter Article Archive
Just Got Better!
We now have a search bar within our Newsletter Article Archives. All you have to do to find a past article, photo or reference in our newsletters or website, is type what you are looking for - like "tape" or "gluing paper on a panel" in the search bar and hit enter!
Click HERE to go to the Article Archives.
Every week we send you a BobBlast - an inspirational message, a studio tip or the title of something cool I'm reading! And a photo too! We are excited to make the BobBlast a weekly dose of fun...
All you have to do is sign up!
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Special Event & Book Review
Pirate Day is everyday for me, ARRRRRR! But for you landlubbers, September 19th is your lucky party day. Take no Prisoners, Matey!
September 19th is the world famous "International Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Avast me hearties! This goofy idea caught fire when mentioned in a Dave Barry 2002 newspaper column. Millions of pirates were instantly born and world revelers spoke like pirates... but only for a day, thereby hiding their true identities from their co-workers!
Jump on TalkLikeaPirate.com - and LIKE them on Facebook
For quick "Talk Like a Pirate" vocabulary - go HERE
The golden age of pirates have unfortunately been models for some of fiction's greatest characteristics - Captain Hook, Long John Silver, Captain Blood and Jack Sparrow. This is an exceptionally detailed, day by day, thorough account of privacy that lasted ten years, from 1714-1725.
Jolly Roger in my Studio
I love this stuff about sailing and anything Caribbean. A Jolly Roger hangs in my studio. BTW, Blackbeard never killed anyone... he scared the beejeebies out of 'em though!
If you want the truth and a good read - this book will be hard to put down!
The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodward
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (June 30, 2008)
(buy at Amazon)
Quote of the Month
You may know how much I love the text from the Apple ad "Think Different" that came out in the late 90s. I read that ad during all of my workshops - always brings a tear to my eyes too.
Here is another quote - this one from Martha Graham, the great dancer choreographer.
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."
Websites We Like!
International Society of Acrylic Painters - New juried show schedule
Citra Solv LLC- They have a new newsletter!
Citra Solv's New Art Contests!
Dillman's Creative Arts - Follow them on Pinterest!
New Name - Same Great Store!
Vermont Art Supply/Black Horse Studio Project
International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
More Recommended Websites
Art of the Carolinas
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
Flying Colors Art Workshops
Artisan Expo Santa Fe
art ltd. Magazine
Visual Art Source
Leading Edge Art Workshops
Eva Macie's Citra Art Book
John Cage Website
Licensing Art 101
Art Licensing Resources
Porterfield's Fine Art Licensing
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