Robert Burridge – Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage – Zoom Only
Robert Burridge Zoom Workshop
Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this all new “Loosen Up Workshop.” You will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think “artist retreat,” producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show.
Robert Burridge, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Burridge’s newest color wheel technique is also demonstrated. Come prepared to paint your stuff!
Suggested Materials List – This is only a suggested materials list.
Do not feel obligated to purchase everything on this list. Bring what you think you
will need and use.
1) Paints: Any professional-grade acrylic paint (no cheap, student grade paints).
Your choice of colors, plus black and white for the first day.
Burridge will be painting with Holbein Artist Acrylic paint – colors to match his GoofProof Color Wheel, plus black and white.
•Pyrrole Red Light •Marigold
•Hansa Yellow •Cobalt Blue
•Cad Green Deep •Compose Blue #1
•Ultramarine Deep •Compose Blue #2
•Primary Magenta •Titanium White
•Opera •Lamp Black
Holbein paints available at Vermont Art Supply. (800) 790-2552 or
www.VermontArtSupply.com Ask for John Bates. (He knows Bob’s 10 favorite
colors, plus Hot Pink Opera. Also black and Titanium White.)
2) Brushes: Acrylic/Blend combos, 1” Flat or Filbert. Several 2” brushes. No foam
brushes or tiny brushes. Also have a 2” soft brush for varnishing.
3) For cleaning brushes: Murphys Oil Soap, “Original Formula.” (grocery & hardware
stores) or Masters Brush Cleaner.
4) Surfaces: Per day you may need up to 2 Full Sheets (22”x30”) of 140 lb. or 300
lb. CP watercolor paper, pre-gessoed (thin layer of acrylic gesso – brush or trowel
on one side only, let dry) Brushmark texture is okay; do not sand smooth. I
recommend Fabriano Artistico or Cheap Joe’s Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paper, 140
5) One pint of thick white professional acrylic gesso. Used as both gesso and white
paint. Bob uses Utrecht’s Professional Gesso —it’s thicker and the most Titanium
than most. Available from Utrecht online.
6) Glue for Collage Work: Polymer Gel Medium – gloss. Bob uses Nova Color Gel
Medium #207. Also bring a 2” cheap brush for spreading the gel medium.
7) Your own collection of collage paper scraps, such as: Old letters, music sheets,
photos (make prints from a Xerox copier), fabric or any other weird stuff you need.
For the first day – Have several sheets of black tissue paper.
8) Final Coat: Water-based POLYMER VARNISH with UVLS for “sealing” all paintings
– gloss, semi gloss or matte. Bob uses Minwax Polycrylic Water Based from
9) Small water container – such as a 10×10 inch tupperware-type container. (They
don’t fall over)
10) Table covering – Clear 4ml plastic sheet, (Hardware Store) precut to 4 ft x 8 ft.
Tape down with strong tape. (such as tape for packing boxes) No blue or green
painters’ tape – it doesn’t stick.
11) Roll of VIVA towels or similar.
12) Optional: Robert Burridge’s Goof Proof Color Wheel. (For sale at most Burridge
13) Rubbing alcohol 70%-90%. (drug store)
14) Artist’s Sketchbook, smooth or Hot Press, spiral bound for easier note taking
and smooth sketching.