New Abstracts

Here are my latest experiments in color and composition. As with the previous abstractions, these were created with the Procreate app on my iPad. I am amazed at this combination of digital tools and the variety of creative approaches it provides.

Like the earlier abstractions that I’ve posted here, these were done using layers. The layers work like layers of glass, one on top of another and the images “drawn” on each layer build up to create the final image when they are combined. This is a wonderful way to work with this kind of project because each layer allows for separate control of each of the elements of the drawing. You can move, recolor, resize, add or subtract any element at will and recombine them by changing the position of individual layers up or down in the stacking order.

“Square Dance”
“Lambent Night”
“Autumn Sunset”

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

6 thoughts on “New Abstracts”

  1. I love these, especially the colors and forms in “Square Dance.” Do Si Do and away we go! What fun this must be.

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    1. Thanks Judy. Yes, they are a hoot to put together. I just sit and throw some color down and I’m hooked. I can’t stop arranging colors and shapes until there’s a completed composition in front of me. It’s almost like working in a trance. Maybe I’m becoming a Procreate addict. Better that than something else, no? Thanks for writing. It’s always very much appreciated. Glad you like them.

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    1. Kerry, Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad you took the time to look around the website (blog) and very happy that you find my work interesting. I don’t post on Instagram although I do follow a few other artists there. For now, I’m just using this WordPress blog for showing my work. And thank you very much for following my blog! I hope you’ll continue to find it of interest.

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        1. Thanks Kerry. I’ll take a look. Have you tried Art Set for iPad? It looks very interesting in the way it mimics various traditional media, like Procreate but I think maybe better with painting textures. Let me know if you have any experience of it. Thanks.

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