Weekly BobBlast Issue 292 - Best of BobBlast
Start Abstract Painting Today, Part Two - Non-Objective Abstracts

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
This BobBlast is part two of abstract painting. The last BobBlast showed 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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Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio? Perfect for beginners who want a crash course in watercolor or acrylic or for artists who are designing an exhibit and want to bounce ideas for content and techniques. I devote 100% of my studio time to you! Designed for 1 to 3 people - if you are interested or have questions, email kate@robertburridge.com

Here's a quick reminder and some upcoming workshops and dates.
If interested, sign up now!
February 17-21, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Quayside Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
Contact Quayside Gallery (850) 438-2363
Click here for more info.

March 3-6, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
4-day Painting Workshop (Tuesday-Friday)
The Villages, Florida
Contact Wanda Boyd (804) 536-1794 wboyd2009@yahoo.com
Click here for more info.

March 19-22, 2020
Robert Burridge Studio Figure Painting Workshop/undraped Model
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 6 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click here for more info.

March 28 - April 7, 2020
Holland Riverboat Cruise!
Sponsored by Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat
Contact stephanie@dillmans.com (715) 588-3143
Click here for more info.

April 16-19, 2020
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
3.5 days Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com .com for fees and details.
Click here for more info..

April 24-28, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Workshop Location - Hotel 10
10 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec
Contact Lucie Michel, 514-889-8191 or
Click here for more info.

May 3-9, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Hudson River Valley Art Workshop
Greenville, NY
Contact Kim LaPolla (518) 966-5219 or (888) 665-0044
PO Box 659, Greenville, NY 12083
Click here for more info.

May 18-20, 2020
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting
3-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Wednesday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809
Click here for more info.

May 22-24, 2020
Contemporary Abstract Figure
3-day Painting Workshop (Friday-Sunday)
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona, AZ
Contact (888) 954-4442 or (928) 282-3809
Click here for more info.

June 8-12, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com
Click here for more info.

June 15-18, 2020
Burridge Mentor Program
4-days of Mentor Workshop
Dillman's Arts Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Contact (715) 588-3143 or vacations@dillmans.com
Click here for more info.

June 25-27, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
3-day Painting Workshop (Thursday-Saturday)
Art Box Studio
1302 Monte Vista, Unit 9, Upland, CA
Contact Sylvia Megerdichian (909) 981-4508 or artboxsylvia@netzero.net
Click here for more info.

July 13-17, 2020
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
Click here for more info.

July 20-24, 2020
Contemporary Abstract Figurative Painting & Collage
5-day Painting Workshop (Monday-Friday)
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
Contact Gina Hurst-Roach, registrar (707) 937-5818
Click here for more info.

November 30-December 10, 2020 - NEW TRIP!!!
Paint Cuba with Bob Burridge
Explore Amazing Places
(623) 888-1314
Click here for more info.
View Bob's Workshop Schedule, click here .
...Check out his 2020 Studio Workshops! click here .

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Click here to view BobBlast Issue 292 video!
Best of BobBlast… Start Abstract Painting Today, Part Two
Non-Objective Abstracts
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #292 - Video run time 8 minutes, 29 seconds

•To read about Bob's studio practices, intentions, and painting tips, check out his Loosen Up and Studio Notes Workbook. Click here for more info and to order.

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•We even have a special for BOTH color wheels! Click here .

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