Continued experiments

Using the Procreate app and the iPad continues to “draw” me into further explorations of abstract image making. In addition, the expansion of creative possibilities through using iColorama app is keeping me busy and excited to try out new ideas. Some of these new images are similar to the previous abstracts and some are more “painterly” and somewhat less geometric or object oriented. All of them are created as free flowing experiments to discover the tools and techniques available in these endlessly creative digital tools.

These two compositions are an attempt at evoking ancient imagery, something like Mayan artifacts.

“Sandstone 1”
Created in Procreate app and altered in iColorama to achieve new textures
“Sandstone 2”
Created in Procreate app and altered in iColorama to achieve new textures

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The following three works are more involved with creating the look of a traditional painting surface. Often in abstract painting, artists will prepare the surface with gesso or other materials to create textures which will show through when the paint is applied. I’ve also tried to give more of an impression of brush painting, especially in the last one, fittingly called “Painterly”.

“Textured Geometry”
Created in Procreate app and altered in iColorama to achieve new textures
“Boxxy”
Created in Procreate app and altered in iColorama to achieve new textures
“Painterly”
Created in Procreate app and altered in iColorama to achieve new textures

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 “Continued experiments”

  1. In your first piece, I see an abstracted version of a bird’s nest. The play with ancient artifacts in your second painting definitely shows. The other paintings strongly remind me of the styles associated with Klee — but with your very own “Jeff” signature. I think you would get a kick out of seeing his work in the Klee museum in Berne, Switzerland.

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    1. Thanks for writing, Laureen. The “bird’s nest” came about accidentally. I was experimenting with a faux block print look and it turned into an oval of cutaway textures surrounding the original grouping of rock-like objects. Your comment on Klee is well placed. I’ve been looking at a lot of his work lately and have seen many of his paintings over the years, which I have enjoyed. His output was so vast and varied. Thank you for the compliment of comparing my latest stuff to him. I’m flattered, indeed.

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