This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a brand new, looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the contemporary nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. Bob brings a new dimension to this workshop with an additional theme “Playing with Polyptychs” or putting two or more canvases (rectangles) together to enhance narrative and compositional possibilities.
If you ever wanted to learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure, this workshop is for you. Color is explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting. Your "drawing the nude" skills are not a prerequisite.
Classes will include a variety of poses with the nude, draped and partially draped model, lots of paint sketching, gestural drawing and finger painting techniques. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. Materials list provided. No photography, please. Handouts provided.
Day One: Materials and techniques that lay the foundation for the rest of the week.
Day Two & Three: Focus on loose painting and drawing the undraped model. Each day starts with wet paint sketches plus Burridge's popular warmup exercises. You will be producing a fresh new body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view.
Day Four & Five: Creative tearing and paint splashing, starting each day with small paper collaging - making new work and utilizing the figurative paint sketches. Plenty of lecture and demo notes, constructive critiques and personal painting time. Come prepared to paint your own stuff!