Weekly BobBlast Issue 351
Best of BobBlast…
How I Approach Non-Objective, Intuitive Painting

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!

These are my thoughts when I hear other painters say they are "intuitive painters." Non-Objective is another phrase I hear. For me, it all sounds indecisive.

You may have watched enough of my BobBlasts to know that I paint with a goal, an intention, a purpose... all result-oriented. I start with a concept first and I title the painting even before I start. It now has a name - and when the painting matches the name or title, it's finished!

My 5 C's before Beginning a Painting:
  1. Concept What's the Big Idea?
  2. Composition Choose One
  3. Color Combination Predetermine the Color Combination
  4. Continue… Paint more than one - Paint a Series
  5. Commit Stay Committed to the Original Concept

Non-Objective painting may be a totally different approach! Starting out with no concept other than to play, splash, experiment with paint and see what happens. For me, non-objective is not having any concept or idea what to paint - but I still show up and start painting. That said, I keep my studio ready-to-paint: My art materials are laid out ahead of time and set aside. The canvas lays flat on my table. I begin to draw and paint the mood I am in at that moment.

I begin with graphic design shapes - since I don't have a concept, I choose a color combination and a design composition to give the painting a structure.

I continue painting until an image or an emotion appears that I have never seen or felt before. I love this part of discovery. It's like teaching yourself to paint, without reading a book about painting.

Show Up & Paint! It's the path of least resistance.

But wait! There's more! We have a workshop coming up on this very subject:
March 25-26, 2021
Non-Objective Abstract Painting- ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
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We have more Online Workshops in March, April and June

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•May 24, 2021 9am-10:30am PT
"Painting the Wow!"

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We are thrilled to announce a Special Date Night series, for the entire five Thursdays we will be painting the model Pash - costumed and undraped.
Short 2 minute poses, working up to 20 minute poses. No need to worry about your drawing skills - it’s your love of painting.
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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

Our most current Workshop Schedule!
Paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, California!
Mentor, 5-day Instructional, Figure Painting and One-on-One Workshops
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Contact Kate@robertburridge.com for questions.

Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Wednesdays in March, 4-6pm PT
•3/24 - Loose & Juicy Landscapes and Trees
•3/31 - Easy Way to Paint the Figure
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Monthly Demos in BobLand!
March 24 - Wednesday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

March 25-26, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Non-Objective Abstract Painting

March 27, 2021
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP! 
Color Wheel Intensive

Date Night with Bob - All Zoom!
Thursdays in April, 4-6pm PT
Painting the Model Pash
Undraped and Costumed
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April 6-7, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by The Villages Art Workshops
Contact Wanda Boyd (804) 536-1794 wboyd2009@yahoo.com
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April 8, 2021
Art Marketing for the Busy Artist - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by The Villages Art Workshops
Contact Wanda Boyd (804) 536-1794 wboyd2009@yahoo.com
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April 12-15, 2021
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by Norcross Gallery and Studios
Contact Kathy Kitz, Workshop Coordinator, (770) 263-7832 
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April 19-21, 2021
Mentor Workshop - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Art Center
Contact the registrar (707) 937-5818
or register@mendocinoartcenter.org

April 24, 2021
Art Marketing: Make More $$ - ONLINE WORKSHOP!

New! Monthly Demos in BobLand!
April 26 - Monday 9-10:30am Pacific Time

May 17-18 & 20, 2021
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788 

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How I Approach Non-Objective, Intuitive Painting
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #351 - Video run time 11 minutes, 3 seconds

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