I have been enamored of abstract art for many years but have been reluctant to try my hand at it. A recent purchase of an iPad and Apple pencil along with the Procreate app have started the abstract juices flowing (or at least dripping)! For a long time I have wanted to try abstraction using acrylic paints but didn’t really know how to go about it and didn’t want to waste a lot of canvas and paints. Using the iPad has allowed me to freely “play” with ideas in a very spontaneous and inventive way. There are various brush tools available in the app and I used these experiments to discover some of the techniques that can be used with them.
There is no question that these are frivolous and incomplete experiments dealing with the elements of composition; shape, texture, color and value but I was surprised at how “freeing” the experience has been and thought it might be of interest to share some of the results. I hope to do more experimenting along these lines and will post occasional examples.