New Abstracts

The Procreate app is keeping me busy and affording many ways to organize color and texture while composing these images. In the current set, I’ve tried to keep colors a bit more pastel (yet vibrant). I’ve also experimented with a few new techniques. All of the images are constructed on multiple transparent layers which are combined, one on top of the other, to create the finished composition.

As with my earlier abstract images, I don’t plan the design ahead of time but, rather, keep adding new material on various layers trying to achieve a kind of harmony in the relationship of all of the elements. In the process of assembling them, many objects, textures and colors are changed or discarded altogether. As a result, the finished composition “evolves” bit by bit.

Abstract composition created in Procreate app with Apple pencil on iPad
Abstract composition created in Procreate app with Apple pencil on iPad
Abstract composition created in Procreate app with Apple pencil on iPad
Abstract composition created in Procreate app with Apple pencil on iPad

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.

4 thoughts on “New Abstracts”

    1. Interesting that you should choose that one because it’s the one I used a new technique on. After creating some of the shapes (rectangles) I used a tool called “warp” that allows you to take the flat shape and literally warp it into flexible forms. Kind of like taking a piece of film and twisting it in all directions. The four main curved shapes were done using that tool. Anyway, glad you liked it. Thanks for writing.

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    1. Thanks Shari. As I replied to Ruth’s comment, the first one included some new handling that I discovered by playing with more tools so it has a little different look than some of the others. It also seems little more organic and less mechanical. Glad you like it. As to printing, I don’t have a color printer but will probably pursue information on digital printing through a service at some point. Maybe we can talk about that when we meet in March. It might be fun to try and do a show at some point with good printouts of some of the images. Thanks for taking the time to write. It means a lot!

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