Virginia Cobb: Beginning A Non-Objective Painting

Being a non-objective painter is a lot more difficult than people might think. Although some would argue that all you have to do is just throw some shapes on the page and voila, its more a case of ‘are you happy with it and can you walk away?’ Well Virginia Cobb shows you her methods to help you tailor your own abstract piece and tell of techniques such as ‘under painting’ alongside the use of a variety of tools with which she uses to achieve her look. A great in depth look at the more abstract side of art.

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    1. I do NOT agree…Abstract art deals with choices_ surface, mark making, space, composition, scale, materials and INTENTIONALITY.The video successfully addresses the importance of marks, starts with bold marks and very interesting shapes. Extends these with intentional choices.At some point , loses some of the best shapes_yet this happens to every artist _even with one stroke or a drip of paint you may lose the essence_Very instructive indeed. Thanks.

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    2. @Bradelff I do NOT agree…Abstract art deals with choices_ surface, mark making, space, composition, scale, materials and INTENTIONALITY.The video successfully addresses the importance of marks, starts with bold marks and very interesting shapes. Extends these with intentional choices.At some point , loses some of the best shapes_yet this happens to every artist _even with one stroke or a drip of paint you may lose the essence_Very instructive indeed. Thanks.

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    3. I do NOT agree…Abstract art deals with choices_ surface, mark making, space, composition, scale, materials and INTENTIONALITY.The video successfully addresses the importance of marks, starts with bold marks and very interesting shapes. Extends these with intentional choices.At some point , loses some of the best shapes_yet this happens to every artist _even with one stroke or a drip of paint you may lose the essence_Very instructive indeed. Thanks.

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    4. I always saw abstract art a more a study on color theory and things like that rather than subject matter. The really cool ones are ones where the artist was able to work with color or even shape to appeal to what people know intuitively. Where the poor ones that people often poke fun of are the ones that fail to grasp the intuition of the viewers to move them in a uniform direction, so it is rejected by the viewer.

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    5. my four year old with cerebral palsy can create this LMAO. People have been fooled into believing that moving paint around is art. There is nothing in that “Painting” if you can all it that, that has any meaning whatsoever. Randomly throwing paint around does not constitute art.

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    6. @Dsr122076 umm im sorry to say this but this is what you call modern art. it is people like you that have to learn how colors can be put together and that art is not something that has to make sense it just is what it is!

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    7. This looks to me more decorative than actually anything else. One has to distinguish between art and painting. A painting of a flower might be nice to look at, but does it have a meaning? The power of abstract art is to show the hidden, this is just colours distributed on a canvas using different techniques.I find it highly funny how people begin to talk about art and the word is not even used once in the whole video, it’s a painting.

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    8. @Dsr122076 I thought it was a good painting. I love to paint and just because i let my paint drip down my canvas on it’s own doesn’t mean im talent less. Another thing, you don’t have to paint like Vincent van gogh for your painting to be considered a beautiful piece of art that YOU can be proud of.

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    9. I thought it was a good painting. I love to paint and just because i let my paint drip down my canvas on it’s own doesn’t mean im talent less. Another thing, you don’t have to paint like Vincent van gogh for your painting to be considered a beautiful piece of art that YOU can be proud of.

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    10. The idea that art must have some “deep” meaning in order for it to be valid is pretentious nonsense. This view point is spouted by pseudo wanna be intellectuals aspiring to boost their sense of self importance. It is motivated purely by ego and nothing more. Does a beautiful morning fog lingering in stillness need to have some deep meaning in order for it to be appreciated? Mental masturbation is not the point of art.

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    11. Hello and I loved watching this video. My friend, Betty Nagy, introduced me to your book and your technique back in the 1970s in Illinois. She encouraged me to make the leap from realistic work to abstract work. At that time it was watercolor as a medium, but I now paint in acrylic. I have lost track of Betty, my friend, and I owe her much as an artist. Carole

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    12. NOUS CHERCHONS TOUJOURS A CE QUE REPRESENTE UNE PEINTURE DANS L’ART ABSTRAIT MAIS POUR DES PEINTRES DE RENOMMEE CELA REPRESENTE DE L’ARGENT. MAIS IL DOIT Y AVOIR AUSSI DES PEINTURES ABSTRAITES DE MOINDRE PRIX OU DES PHOTOS COPIES LES JEUNES ARCHITECTES SONT PRENEURS JE VOUS REMERCIE MEME SI JE SUIS CLASSIQUE

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    13. i dont know about the rest of the people who doesnt like abstract art, but I, for one, dont like it because it is meaningless and because anything that can move make it. i’ve seen monkeys and elephants do it. so i wouldnt call that art.

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    14. This is non-objective art, which is only one sub “genera” of abstract art. so maybe you would like some other abstract art. Personally I enjoy this, and I must assume you have never tried this style of painting, because a monkey or elephants cant consciously make the decisions it takes to create successful consecutive pieces of art.

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    15. Do you know why i enjoy Art because its the only thing i don’t have to try or memorize it or try at school, its not like maths. Art is what you see , feel and think, not what others see ,feels and think. I can paint, draw all day if you ask me to it won’t bother me at all. Artists inspires me.

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    16. You’re an idiot. A plain and simple idiot who is trying to act like an artist when you’re obviously not. Painting is pf expression, not perfection. Abstract especially shows expression and shape instead of what you view as art. This is a nice video and the painting is a great painting with purpose. I’m an art major and I’ve spent years perfecting my painting and everyday I still surprise myself with the simplest forms of artistic attraction. You obviously have little to no experience.

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    17. how ignorant and rude can you be this lady made lots of sense a good artist doesnt plan and never really knows what is going on till it happens and if you were the artist you say you are you wouldnt be dissing someone elses work

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