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.
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”.