Shifting Shapes

I love arranging shapes into interesting combinations. Using circles, triangles and various polygons, it’s fun to create a sense of motion and interrelatedness. With the three compositions I’m posting today there is the added sense of overlap and transparency. Shapes are either above or under one other. Colors sometimes change at the point of overlap. The transparency allows for an apparent shifting of shapes as we look at them. What’s above and what’s below?

All three incorporate similar shapes and colors. They also share digital techniques to get the effects that are created. For example, the larger circles and polygons in all of them were made as solid shapes and then a spatter-like tool was used to erase the central areas giving a gradation in tone out towards the edges. They were all created digitally in Procreate app for the iPad using an Apple pencil.

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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