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2020

•BobBlast #295 – “Day Glo Paints? Yikes!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #294 – “Texture Gels & Mediums” VIDEO

•BobBlast #293 “Best of BobBlast – “Practicing the Twelve Design Compositions.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #292 “Best of BobBlast – “Start Abstract Painting Today Part Two – Non-Objective Abstracts.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #291 “Best of BobBlast – “Start Abstract Painting Today Part One – Objective Abstracts.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #290 “Me and my Shadow.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #289 “Abstract Painting & Collage Demo, Part Three.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #288 “Abstract Painting & Collage Demo, Part Two.” VIDEO

2019

•BobBlast #287 “Starting New Again!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #286 “Paint Your Canvas Bags.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #285 “CitraSolv – Brush Cleaner and Pattern Maker.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #284 “Keep it Clean.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #283 “Studio Tip – Varnish. Why and With What?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #282 “Fun with Patterns!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #281 “Best of BobBlast – Practicing Effective Color Combinations.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #280 “Best of BobBlast – Two Tree Techniques – Drip Trees & Reductive Painting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #279 “Studio Tips – Working with Canvas.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #278 “Special Effects with Alcohol.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #277 “Coffee Cups – Paint Everyday Objects.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #276 “Best of BobBlast – Practice Composition Designs in Black & White.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #275 “Your Workshop Table Set-Up.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #274 “Flying to a Workshop? Packing Tips!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #273 “Paint Sketching on Location.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #272 “Making You Own Collage Paper Patterns.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #271 “Carrots! Easy Way to Paint the Figure.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #270 “Abstract Florals from Loose, Colorful Splatters.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #269 “Four Quick Landscape Design Compositions.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #268 “Art of the Carolinas – Preview and a Quick Demo.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #267 “How to Choose a Painting Workshop.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #266 “Best of BobBlast – Universal Color Wheel Works” VIDEO

•BobBlast #265 “Practicing Effective Color Combinations” VIDEO

•BobBlast #264 “Vermont Art Event – Working with Acrylic Inks” VIDEO

•BobBlast #263 “Get Looser with a Longer Brush.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #262 “Background Color?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #261 “Why Sketchbooks are Your Best Friend.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #260 “Painting Large and Horizontal.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #259 “4 Easy Ways to Begin Figure Drawings.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #258 “Do Overs” VIDEO

•BobBlast #257 “Mixing Chickens and More” VIDEO

•BobBlast #256 “Floatin’ or Sittin’?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #255 “You’re So Negative! A Quick, Simple Guide how to See It.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #254 “Productivity.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #253 “When to Continue and When to Finish” VIDEO

•BobBlast #252 “Bob’s Juror Notes – Part Two – Paint the WOW” VIDEO

•BobBlast #251 “Bob’s Juror Notes – Part One – Paint a Series” VIDEO

•BobBlast #250 “Freedom Painting – Part Two” VIDEO

•BobBlast #249 “Freedom Painting – Prepping the Studio” VIDEO

•BobBlast #248 “Carrot Figures – Painting the Female Form” VIDEO

•BobBlast #247 “Working with Charcoal and Pastels.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #246 “Best of BobBlast Beyond Diptychs & Triptychs.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #245 “How to Begin One Colorful Landscape Design.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #244 “After the Prep, now Time to Paint! 10×10 inch Warmups.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #243 “How Bob Prepares Six Pieces of Watercolor Paper for his 10×10 inch Practice Warmups.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #242 “Workshop Demos… Painting 101.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #241 “Six Words… Starting Abstract Concepts.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #240 “Packing your Paints when Flying.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #239 “Best of BobBlast – Working with Color – Step One, Two, Three and Four.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #238 “Let’s Paint Something Today.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #237 “Presenting your Paper Paintings.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #236 “”Permanent Acrylic Ink that Flows.” VIDEO

2018

•BobBlast #235 “What Size Brush Do You Use?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #234 “Paper Weight.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #233 “Using Hot, Fluorescent Colors.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #232 “How I Approach Non-Objective, Intuitive Painting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #231 “Painting the Illusion of Flower Stems in a Glass Vase.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #230 “Best of BobBlast – How to Use Canvas and Glue to Mount a Painting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #229 “Acrylic Gesso on Watercolor Paper” VIDEO

•BobBlast #228 “Practice Looser… Paint Looser! Part Three” VIDEO

•BobBlast #227 “Practice Looser… Paint Looser! Part Two” VIDEO

•BobBlast #226 “Practice Looser… Paint Looser! Part One” VIDEO

•BobBlast #225 “Derwent Thataway!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #224 “Work on a Masterpiece.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #223 “And Another Medium… A Protective Coating for Paintings.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #222 “Acrylic Paint in Big Tubs.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #221 “Best of BobBlast – How I make Collage Elements for my Paintings.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #220 “Best of BobBlast – Working with Color!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #219 “Turkeys… I Got A Lot of Them!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #218 “What’s Next After an Initial Warm Mid-Tone?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #217 “Why Orange First?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #216 “Little Gems into Big Treasures.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #215 “Adding Loose Figures to your Abstract Painting – Part Two.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #214 “Quick and Simple Figures – Part One.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #213 “Best of BobBlast – Revisiting Collage Papers – How and Why it Works for Me.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #212 “Drawing the Undraped Model – A Burridge Studio Workshop.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #211 “Two Tree Techniques – Drip Trees & Reductive Painting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #210 “Great Presentation without Framing.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #209 “Abstract Collage Demonstration – Oakville Art Society.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #208 “High Key, Low Key – Both Work!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #207 “How I Get My Ideas.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #206 “More Fun with Gesso!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #205 “Painting with Paper.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #204 “Best of BobBlast – Bob’s Studio Tips – Varnish Lesson and Favorite Tape.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #203 “Twenty Tops Secrets for Loosening Up – Part Two.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #202 “Twenty Tops Secrets for Loosening Up – Part One.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #201 “Best of BobBlast – Practicing the Twelve Design Compositions.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #200 “Color Combos that Spark Attention! Part Three.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #199 “Color Combos that Spark Attention! Part Two.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #198 “Color Combos that Spark Attention! Part One.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #197 “Start Abstract Painting Today – Part Two – Non-Objective Abstracts.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #196 “Start Abstract Painting Today – Part One – Objective Abstracts.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #195 “Loosen Up! Painting the Great Outdoors… Indoors.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #194 “Loosen Up! Two Techniques for Painting Flowers.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #193 “Loosen Up! Easy Steps to Paint a Pear.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #192 “Wine Bottles… Starting with 3 Easy Strokes.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #191 “Plein Aire Color Pencil Sketching – Why, With What and How.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #190 “Best of BobBlast – Revisiting Collage Papers. How and Why it Works for Me.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #189 “A Contemporary Way to Frame and Exhibit your Modern Works on Paper.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #188 “The Universal Color Wheel Works.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #187 “Value, Light Source and Living Color! Part 2 – Florals!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #186 “Value, Light Source and Living Color!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #185 “Contrast – Why Value Packs a Wallop.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #184 “Bob’s Basic Brush Lesson.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #183 “Short Gesso Lesson – Why and How…” VIDEO

2017

•BobBlast #182 “Part Three – Making a Small Painting BIGGER!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #181 “Best of BobBlast – Bob’s Painting Improv – Three Faces.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #180 “Part Two – Making a Small Painting BIGGER!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #179 “Making a Small Painting BIGGER!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #178 “BobTime in the Studio.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #177 “Best of BobBlast – Practice Composition Designs in Black & White.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #176 “Bob at the Art of the Carolinas.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #175 “Practicing the Twelve Design Compositions.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #174 “Why & How I Use a Mid-Tone for my Drawing Paper.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #173 “Why Red Gesso?” VIDEO

•BobBlast #172 “The Best Book on Color.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #171 “The Devil’s in the Details.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #170 “Turn your Abstract Mess into a Heart-Felt Gift.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #169 “Turn Small Warm-Ups into Hot, Fast Sellers.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #168 “Adding Color to the Black & White Collage Painting – Part 3.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #167 “How and When I Collage First – Part 2.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #166 “Why I Collage Before Painting – Part 1.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #165 “Splash Abstract Colors into Florals.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #164 “Practice Daily Warm-Up Exercises.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #163 “Best of BobBlast – Landscape Painting & the Four Compositions – Parts One and Two.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #162 “Start with an Under Painting, Using Goof-Proof Color Combinations.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #161 “Making TreeLine Paintings with Drips.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #160 “My Smithsonian Circus Demo.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #159 “Best of BobBlast – Working with Color!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #158 “Best of BobBlast – In the Studio.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #157 “Smithsonian Circus Arts.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #156 “Smithsonian Folklife Circus Festival Paintings – Practicing Small Warmups.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #155 “My Little Easel.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #154 “Turning That Mess into a New Direction.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #153 “Sketchbooks & Portable Art Materials.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #152 “Practicing Daily Warmups in my Studio.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #151 “Improvisational Painting – 4 Small Steps for Painting Big!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #150 “Acrylic Sprays & Fluids – New for Me!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #149 “Drawing and Painting the Undraped Model.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #148 “Mounting Paper on Wooden Panels.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #147 “Painting Burgundy & Blue – Demo Part Six, Sign It, Slick It & Sell It!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #146 “Painting Burgundy & Blue – Demo Part Five, Finishing the Painting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #145 “Painting Burgundy & Blue – Demo Part Four, Continuing with Loose Color.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #144 “Painting Burgundy & Blue – Demo Part Three, Third Time’s the Charm.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #143 “Painting Burgundy & Blue – Demo Part Two, Halfway.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #142 “Painting Burgundy & Blue – Demo Part One.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #141 “Diversity Workshop Plus a Demo!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #140 “Best of BobBlast Studio Tips.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #139 “Getting Out of a Mess…” VIDEO

•BobBlast #138 “Dial it Back.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #137 “Sign Your Work!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #136 “Beyond Diptych and Triptych Painting Demonstration – part 4.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #135 “Beyond Diptych and Triptych Painting Demonstration – part 3.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #134 “Beyond Diptych and Triptych Painting Demonstration – part 2.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #133 “Beyond Diptych and Triptych Demonstration – part 1.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #132 “4 Small Steps to Paint Big.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #131 “How I Collage… and Why.” VIDEO

2016

•BobBlast #130 Best of BobBlast “Creating Your Own Collage Papers and Other Special Effects.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #129 “Pack It & Ship It!” VIDEO

•BobBlast #128 “Make your Paint Brush Easier to Hold.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #127 “Studio Tip – Large Pastel Drawing Set-Up.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #126 “Neutral Colors from the Burridge Goof-Proof Color Wheel.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #125 “Paint-cation in Mexico + Demo of “Portable” Art Materials.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #124 “Painting Figures using Color Combinations.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #123 “How I Paint Figures without Painting Figures.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #122 “Best of BobBlast – Stick with the Color Wheel & Finishing a Loose Painting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #121 “Lighten Your Load.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #120 “Painting Abstract Florals Using Four Colors.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #119 “Deckel and Gesso your Watercolor Paper.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #118 “Loosen Up with Dramatic Light & Color Workshop Demonstration.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #117 “What Bob Draws with and What On…” VIDEO

•BobBlast #116 “Best of BobBlast – Practice Composition Designs in Black & White.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #115 “Bob’s Painting Improv – Three Faces.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #114 “Dramatic Rembrandt Lighting.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #113 “Paint a Cup – Starting with Lights and Darks.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #112 “Manna from Heaven” Artist Talk. VIDEO

•BobBlast #111 “Practice Painting Loose Florals in a Vase.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #110 “Practice Painting Loose Landscapes.” VIDEO

•BobBlast #109 “Best of BobBlast – Working with Color!”: Step One, Two, Three & Four. VIDEO

•BobBlast #108 Finding Ideas for Painting Titles – Part Three. VIDEO

•BobBlast #107 Finding Ideas for Painting Titles – Part Two. VIDEO

•BobBlast #106 Finding More Ideas for Painting Titles. VIDEO

•BobBlast #105 Painting on Things. VIDEO

•BobBlast #104 Collage & Painting Demonstration. VIDEO

•BobBlast #103 Large Format Drip Trees in your Studio – Part Two. VIDEO

•BobBlast #102 Large Format Drip Trees in your Studio. VIDEO

•BobBlast #101 Change your Mind – Change your Painting. VIDEO

•BobBlast #100 Reading in your Studio. VIDEO

•BobBlast #99 Practice Composition Designs in Black & White. VIDEO

•BobBlast #98 My Goof-Proof Color Wheel for Abstracts & Realism. VIDEO

•BobBlast #97 Goof-Proof Color Wheel – A Simple Explantion. VIDEO

•BobBlast #96 How to Paint Larger Than You. VIDEO

•BobBlast #95 Drawing Back onto an Acrylic Painting VIDEO

•BobBlast #94 Color Combinations that Work VIDEO

•BobBlast #93 Painting Demo – Hawaii VIDEO

•BobBlast #92 Finishing a Loose Painting VIDEO

•BobBlast #91 Stick with the Color Wheel VIDEO

•BobBlast #90 Best of BobBlast – Getting Started, Carrot People & Varnish Lesson VIDEO

•BobBlast #89 Burridge’s Five Day Instructional Studio Workshop VIDEO

•BobBlast #88 The Advantages of Transparent Fluid Acrylics VIDEO

•BobBlast #87 Landscape Painting & the Four Compositions – Part Two VIDEO

•BobBlast #86 Landscape Painting & the Four Compositions – Part One VIDEO

•BobBlast #85 Painting Table Cover VIDEO

•BobBlast #84 Working with Complementary Colors – Part Two VIDEO

•BobBlast #83 Working with Complementary Colors VIDEO

•BobBlast #82 Painting Step Four – Finish Your Loose Beginnings VIDEO

•BobBlast #81 Painting Step Two & Step Three VIDEO

•BobBlast #80 Painting – Step One VIDEO

•BobBlast #79 Watercolor Pencils on Location VIDEO

2015

•BobBlast #78 Watercolor Paper I Use in My Studio VIDEO

•BobBlast #77 Bright Colors vs Mud – How to have Both VIDEO

•BobBlast #76 Draw an Ellipse to Create a Cylinder VIDEO

•BobBlast #75 Practice Paint Sketching VIDEO

•BobBlast #74 Protect your Hands! VIDEO

•BobBlast #73 How to Paint a Vase of Flowers Quick and Easy VIDEO

•BobBlast #72 How to Use a Canvas & Glue to Mount a Painting VIDEO

•BobBlast #71 Where Do Titles Come From? VIDEO

•BobBlast #70 Studio Tip – Clean, Sharp Edges VIDEO

•BobBlast #69 Revisit Your Familiar Subjects VIDEO

•BobBlast #68 How to Set Up Your Studio and Supplies VIDEO

•BobBlast #67 The Magic Studio on the Move! VIDEO

•BobBlast #66 Packing Your Art Materials When Flying VIDEO

•BobBlast #65 New Watermedia for Bob VIDEO

•BobBlast #64 How I make Collage Elements for my Paintings VIDEO

•BobBlast #63 Burridge Mentor Workshop VIDEO

•BobBlast #62 Why Cover Your Painting Table VIDEO

•BobBlast #61 Loose Composition Painting VIDEO

•BobBlast #60 One More Colorful, Textural Effect! VIDEO

•BobBlast #59 Loosen Up – Go Bigger! VIDEO

•BobBlast #58 Studio Prep – Table Set-Up VIDEO

•BobBlast #57 Give Back! VIDEO

•BobBlast #56 Clean Your Brushes! VIDEO

•BobBlast #55 Bob’s Gesso Demo! VIDEO

•BobBlast #54 Bob’s Quick Guide to Brushes VIDEO

•BobBlast #53 Get Organized with a Practice Wall VIDEO

•BobBlast #52 Too Many Holes in Your Wall? VIDEO

•BobBlast #51 Painter’s Keys – What are these for? VIDEO

•BobBlast #50 Planning Your Art Show! VIDEO

•BobBlast #49 Bob’s Favorite Studio Tape VIDEO

•BobBlast #48 Use Good Art Materials VIDEO

•BobBlast #47 Making a Deckle Edge VIDEO

•BobBlast #46 Bob’s Varnish Lesson VIDEO

•BobBlast #45 Name the Painting First VIDEO

•BobBlast #44 Isolate Your Painting VIDEO

•BobBlast #43 Dark against Light VIDEO

•BobBlast #42 Your Sketchbook VIDEO

•BobBlast #41 Painting ‘Carrot’ Figures VIDEO

•BobBlast #40 Getting Started in your Studio VIDEO

•BobBlast #39 Just Show Up! VIDEO

•BobBlast #38 Intentions

•BobBlast #37 In the Groove

•BobBlast #36 Loosen Up

•BobBlast #35 Prepping your Studio

•BobBlast #34 Hot Press or Cold Press?

•BobBlast #33 Blank Canvas

•BobBlast #32 You Have IT?

•BobBlast #31 Use a Discarded Mat.

•BobBlast #30 What to Paint Next?

•BobBlast #29 Practice Painting Everyday.

•BobBlast #28 Powerful Abstracts.

•BobBlast #27 Always Paint a Series.

2014

•BobBlast #26 First… Envision It.

•BobBlast #25 Color Combos you Dislike?

•BobBlast #24 It’s Your Studio – Show Up!

•BobBlast #23 Inspiration and Imagination.

•BobBlast #22 Left-Overs & Risk-Takers.

•BobBlast #21 Way Back Then.

•BobBlast #20 Vision with Action.

•BobBlast #19 Get it Up!

•BobBlast #18 Overcoming Old Stuff.

•BobBlast #17 Why I Gesso Everything First.

•BobBlast #16 Take the Time to Think Differently.

•BobBlast #15 How to Paint a Work of Art.

•BobBlast #14 Practice A Lot First.

•BobBlast #13 Hobby or Lifestyle?

•BobBlast #12 Finding it Difficult to Loosen Up?

•BobBlast #11 Time Out.

•BobBlast #10 Stuck? This works for me.

•BobBlast #9 Things I do Before I Paint.

•BobBlast #8 How to Know when the Painting is Finished.

•BobBlast #7 Lighten Up.

•BobBlast #6 Your Studio to Create Things.

•BobBlast #5 “Say, what’s the Big Idea?”

•BobBlast #4 Do More Than One. Paint a Series.

•BobBlast #3 Make your Painting YOUR Painting.

•BobBlast #2 Now What?

•BobBlast #1 Have a Big Intention First.

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