BobBlast 417 – "Goof Proof Color & Design, Any Subject"


Weekly BobBlast Issue 417
Goof-Proof Color & Design, Any Subject

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!

This is a very cool BobBlast! The overall idea is you can use the same graphic design composition, no matter what your subject or style.

Plus… in this BobBlast, we address a common design flaw we have all been guilty of — putting the subject right in the middle of our painting. “Right in the Middle” is a composition too: Called “Spiritual” – Using this composition can cause the painting to have a sense of serenity and reflection.

I prefer the more dramatic graphic design of Asymmetrical, or Off-Balance. With this composition, there is a lot going on in the painting towards one side. On the other side can be the focal point color spot.

In a landscape, I find the busy area on one side (a grove of whimsical trees) and one smaller, single and isolated subject (tree, person, barn) on the opposite side.

Initially I start my looser abstract paintings this way – eventually building the correct colors to match my Goof-Proof Color Wheel – and with the composition design clearly seen at the finish!

Demo is in three parts, using the same Composition (Asymmetrical) and Color Combo (Yellow Dominant).
•Abstract Landscape
•Abstract Floral Vase
•Non-Objective Abstract

Color and Design… the first class you take in Art School. There’s a reason!

Online Workshops – Broadcast from Burridge Studio!
•Making & Using Neutral Colors in your Paintings – July 15-16, 2022
•Paint the Effects of Light – August 6, 2022
Non-Objective Abstract Painting & Collage – October 1-2, 2022

We are Open and Ready to Welcome You!
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California
Studio Mentor • 5 Day Instructional • 4 Day Figure Painting Workshops
2022 Schedule on our Website!

Want to play with paint, paper and glue?
Take an Abstract Painting & Collage Workshop with Bob! 
sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff 
August 15-16 and 18, 2022 – ONLINE

Online Abstract Figure Workshops
Sponsored by the Sedona Art Center
•July 22-24, 2022
•October 14-16, 2022

Enjoying watching Bob’s Demos?
Monthly Demos – All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•July 19, 2022
”Gluing a Watercolor Paper Painting onto a Wood Panel”
•August 17, 2022
“Easy Way to Paint the Figure”
•September 13, 2022
“How to Use Burridge’s Goof-Proof Color Wheel”

Something New – ASK BOB!
Special Q&A Session plus a Demo
August 3 • 1:00-2:00pm PT
“Bob’s Favorite Surfaces – Paper, Canvas, Board”

Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
Online honest critiques • Private one-on-one
Critiques • Coaching • Comments • Suggestions

Burridge Available ArtWork – For sale on our website!
Bob’s been busy! Lots of new work! And the SOPs are back!


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