Marks and Angles

Pardon the awful pun…I just couldn’t resist when I thought of it. Today’s abstractions DO contain marks and angles. That is one of the unifying characteristics of these three. The angles go in many directions, giving movement to each composition. Some of the Procreate brushes that were used have a rough texture and on top of that I added more distressed textures (marks) using iColorama . I wanted to create the illusion of a stone-like surface over which the “paint” was applied. I also continued with an earlier approach using straight lines and mostly analogous color palettes. There are a few circles and curved shapes as well to give variety.

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 “Marks and Angles”

    1. Thanks Shari. Yes, the pun was not all that obvious if you’re not thinking politically or philosophically. I’m glad you did get it though. These abstracts were interesting to do. I made a conscious effort to approach all of them in a similar way. For me, the addition of extra textures in iColorama adds a lot to the feeling of a “real” surface. Thanks again for looking and especially for writing. Love all of your drawings from Mexico. They shimmer with color and really capture the character of the subjects.


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