“Painterly” Abstracts

I suppose these abstracts could be called “expressionist” as well as “painterly”. What I’ve tried to do with this group of images is to use the digital medium to appear as if painted. There are fewer specified objects and freer handling of color and texture than I usually work with. I have described my working method as a kind of “visual improvisation”not starting out with a predetermined idea. I just add or subtract layers of shapes and textures until a desired effect is achieved, the end result “evolving” gradually. Most of the abstract compositions that I have posted over the past year have tended to be a bit more structured and somewhat less spontaneous than this trio though I feel that these still have form and visual interest.

All three were created on an iPad with Procreate app and some additional surface texturing in iColorama for iPad.

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.

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