Plain and Simple

It is tempting to create complex and involved digital compositions. There are many resources available for combining line work and shapes along with unlimited colors and textured patterns. These can be combined with relative ease digitally especially when compared with the traditional methods of making art. I have often succumbed to the temptation of using as many elements as possible in multiple layers to achieve elaborate and intricate results. But what about the opposite approach? Can one ignore the impulse toward complexity, especially when one’s personality strongly veers in that direction? These new images attempt to answer that question. I’ve tried to use simple visual elements to create a sense of harmony and balance, avoiding over complexity.

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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