Digital Delights

For many years I have toyed with the idea of making abstract art. I have enjoyed seeing non-objective work by many artists in various mediums but have been reluctant to create such artworks until last December when I purchased an iPad and Apple Pencil along with Procreate app. There is an exhilarating sense of possibilities, a creative potential when dipping into the multitude of Procreate tools and effects. Using this inexhaustible resource has been both freeing and creatively stimulating. During the last eight months I have been able to delve into abstraction using digital tools rather than traditional art mediums. Attached to this posting are four new abstracts which explore many of the possibilities in Procreate app. I have enjoyed combining color, shape and texture in many configurations. These abstract ideas keep evolving in different directions. Some start with very deliberate ideas of color or composition but along the way serendipity may take me someplace new and exciting allowing me to construct these endless creative experiments.

I have been using iColorama app in conjunction with Procreate. IColorama has many tools for manipulating visual images whether photos or art. All four of these new compositions were created in Procreate and then altered in iColorama, some substantially.

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.

7 thoughts on “Digital Delights”

  1. Jeff, I’ve always wondered how artists name their art, especially when it’s abstract. For the first 2 or 3 of your posted works titles jumped out at me when I first saw them. Maybe that’s how artists do it!

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    1. Thanks Laureen. Each one is an adventure of discovery. The last one was done as a collage with pieces cut and taken from previous compositions. New material was added on ascending layers. Then I added the surface texture in iColorama. The third one evolved in an interesting way. It started out as a series of painterly patterns and textures with the addition of some circular shapes. I brought it into iColorama and altered it with a watercolor effect then changed it again with a raised surface texture. There are so many possible combinations of effects that I can’t stop experimenting with them. Thanks again for writing. It’s always great to hear from you.

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