An Abstract Year

December 24, 2018 is the date of my first posted abstract composition on this blog. Since then I have done many experiments using an iPad and Apple pencil along with Procreate app. It has been an adventure incorporating artistic principles such as composition, color, values, texture and balance to create visual structures that have a life of their own. Each has been a kind of improvisation while using the many available tools in Procreate. All have started as a blank page or space on the iPad onto which I place an object or color as a starting point. From there on, it’s an exploration of infinite possibilities, an odyssey of artistic bits and pieces. I usually start with no preconceived sense of content and just explore one layer at a time, adding and subtracting elements until I arrive at a place that feels right, finished, balanced.

Today I’m posting the latest efforts, celebrating the culmination of a whole year of exciting discoveries both of the iPad and its possibilities for creating art and of delving into the new genre (for me) of abstraction. I hope that you will find them of visual and artistic interest.

To see all of my abstracts posted on this blog, click on this link;

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 “An Abstract Year”

  1. Jeff, I think you reached your goal as they are all interesting. I like the 3rd one best. I like the way you broke up the circles with other shapes, textures and colors.

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    1. Hi Donna. Thanks, as always for following along and, of course, for writing. They are all little adventures. I try to make them interesting for myself and hope they catch the eyes of others as well. Glad YOU found them interesting.


    1. Thank you Loreen. And a very Happy New Year to you as well. I hope to see many more of your watercolors which are so well observed and reflective of Nature. Best wishes for a productive, healthy and peaceful 2020!

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