|Nancy's Pear "A Bob Pear"|
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Bob's Demo Pear Chart
"A Bob Pear"
12x12x1.5" acrylic on canvas
Making a MESS:
Robert Burridge says you can't paint a bad pear - just make a circle with a triangle on top, have an extra canvas or paper near by to clean your brush while toning the next painting, and most of all be loose and have fun. There have been lots of pears lining the walls of Dena Wenmohs barn studio this week for a 3 day Burridge workshop. He will say "short choppy strokes, get in, get out, short choppy strokes"; however, on this particular pear I made a "Burridge Mess" before doing some negative painting. A "Burridge Mess" is a lot different than one my mother used to refer to. This mess was done on a toned canvas and then drop/splatter various colors of paint all over, watch out for and from your neighbors, and then negative paint. My neighbor across the table in Jean Levert Hood and we're having a great time, in and out of class and we each have our own big table. A fast way to tone a canvas is use a damp waded up Viva towel, dip in color and cover with color.
You will most likely find some Holbein Luminous Opera somewhere in a Burridge type painting. Mix it with an Ultramarine Blue for a beautiful color I refer to as "Heliotrope".
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Tonight we are attending a special Burridge opening in Austin (Kate will be there also) at the Mark Thomas Studio. We're going to wear our Bobette buttons and try to act like adults and not make a "mess".
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