Between the Lines

When working on new abstract ideas, I often do them in “3’s”. It’s fun to do a series of compositions that work around a particular technique or concept. The three abstractions I’m posting today have something in common. All of them are composed of multiple shapes with assorted lines floating above. The idea is that the lines will give structure and visual interest to the miscellaneous shapes below. Each of the designs have a unique texture and arrangement of compositional elements though they all share a warm color palette of reds, yellows and oranges.

created in Procreate app for iPad – textured in iColorama app
created in Procreate app for iPad
created in Procreate app for iPad – textured in iColorama app

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.

2 thoughts on “Between the Lines”

  1. These are interesting, Jeff. The third one is so different from the others that you’ve done. I’m not sure if I like it or not! It has a textured dimension that’s missing from the others.

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    1. Thanks Donna. Yes, the third one has a different feeling. It’s more dense and less delineated than the other abstracts. I was using different brushes in Procreate that mimic pastels or chalks which I like using for life drawing. Also the shapes are closer than usual and go right off the edges of the composition. In addition, the I used a rough texture in iColorama app to give it that “stoney” surface. That adds to the different look. Glad you found them interesting. That’s the idea, after all.


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