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The Weekly BobBlast #171
"The Devil's in the Details."

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Details? - Not for me! 

Many painters may believe a detail is made with a one-hair brush, taking weeks to paint a realistic bird's eyeball. My details arrive at the last minute of a loosely brushed painting with a delicate touch of color... or a convincing brush stroke that finishes the story. 

Personally, I have no interest in painting Photo Realism. Nothing wrong with painting and exhibiting your technical skills and years of practice. In fact, detailed realists paint so well, I don't feel the need to repeat their work!

The details that grab my attention are images of a brush stroke resembling steam rising from a hot cup of coffee, or a sparkling hot spot shimmering on a glass of wine, or a bright ray of sunshine in an abstract landscape.

When I am finishing a loose painting, my details are a few brushstrokes or even a finger full of paint - adding well-placed color at the last possible moment - making the painting sing!

No one will remember your details of realistic images... but they will always remember your artistic imagination, originality and passion.

Save the detailing for the car wash guy...

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Featured Workshops:

Artist Retreat: Abstract/Figurative Workshop 
October 23-27, 2017
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809

Art of the Carolinas - Workshops & Art Materials Exhibition
November 9-12, 2017
Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contact Sharon DiGiulio (800) 827-8478 ext 156

Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
January 9-12, 2018
San Diego Watercolor Society
Demo: Member Meeting, Tuesday 1/9
Contact Susanne Slater,

Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
January 20-27, 2018
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8383

Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
February 5-9, 2018
Donna Downey Studios
Huntersville, NC 28078
Contact Bill Downey, (704) 948-4627 or

Loose, Impressionistic Sketching & Painting Workshop
International Trip to France!
April 13-24, 2018
Contact Dillman's (715) 588-3143
View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here.

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"The Devil's in the Details." video.
BobBlast 171 - The Devil's in the Details.
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Robert Burridge

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