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The Weekly BobBlast #197
"Start Abstract Painting Today - Part Two - Non-Objective Abstracts."

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Staying with the series of assignments from my Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting Workshop, this BobBlast is part two of abstract painting. The last BobBlast I demonstrated my version of objective painting... how I paint stories in an abstract way. However, this BobBlast approaches abstract painting in a non-objective way.

Non-Objective Abstract Painting is not about storytelling, but instead about another painting style filled with abstract intentions. The artist paints with a meaningful abstract focus and purpose, whereas the objective painter tends to tell a story meaningful to them. Both are legitimate directions and styles.

My abstracts, whether objective or non-objective, are meaningful to me. I paint them in groups - a series of at least twenty paintings. Every painting has a title in that specific series before I begin painting it. That way, I know when the painting is finished - when it matches its title!

I paint objective abstracts to visually tell a story. For my non-objective work, it's free playtime for me. I randomly practice painting all over the canvas. My intention is to be improvisational and abstract - laying a solid foundation, starting with four colors from my Goof-Proof Color Wheel. Next, I determine a graphic design composition and start with big, bold shapes. I do these steps whether I am painting objectively or non-objectively.

This free playtime is an important ingredient in gaining your confidence in painting your own stuff. Paint abstractly... with clear meaning!

Practice Practice Practice!

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"Start Abstract Painting Today - Part Two - Non-Objective Abstracts." video.
BobBlast 197 - Start Abstract Painting Today - Part Two - Non-Objective Abstracts.
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Robert Burridge
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