Sunday, April 12, 2009
Robert Burridge Workshop #6 ~ Texas
Figurative Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 9" x 12"
I painted the two above and sold them during the workshop.
There is no where I'd rather be on a Monday morning than at a Robert Burridge workshop and those wishes were granted last week in Irving, Texas. The 5 day workshop was presented by the SWS watercolor organization with about 22 in the class and oh, what a time we had. We painted and laughed and laughed and painted. It was especially meaningful to me as 3 of my Canvas by Canvas sisters were there painting along with Bob.
Bob mentioned that Wayne Thiebaud was a great and gentle teacher. I will add that I think Bob is a great and inspiring teacher with a spirit overflowing with enthusiasm. His mantra is "Love what you do and pass it on."
This was my sixth Burridge workshop and I don't plan for it to be my last. I may have heard some of the jokes before (but I still laugh) but he is always painting something he's never seen before and inspiring the class to do the same.
It was a busy week as he gave a demo on Wednesday night at the SWS meeting and on Thursday, he and his wife, Kate, gave a marketing class. If you haven't gone to their web site and signed up for the ArtsyFartsy newsletter, you're missing out on a lot of free information, hints, and ideas. He and Kate left for California with some advice "Work larger, Show up and Do your best." They are a busy couple giving about 33 week long workshops a year and I encourage you to sign up today as it will change your painting life and outlook. It will be a week of playing in a totally safe place and painting with lovely new friends.
Enjoy the slide show below and mouse over for some captions.