Jeff Gold

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These three digital abstract compositions all use a similar color palette. The same compositional elements, polygons, circles and lines are used in various ways in all three. They were created in Procreate app for iPad.

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Many people are practicing meditation and relaxation during this anxious time of Covid-19. These abstracts hint at a meditative state that conjures a sense of levitation. Some of the objects float calmly above the background. Although there is complexity in these compositions, the controlled palette of colors helps to keep things relaxed. All three were created on an iPad with Procreate app using the same color palette and general subject matter.

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Living in northern Vermont we experience about six months of winter weather with literal and figurative darkness. Add to that the continuing despondency created by the coronavirus. There is a growing need for warmth, light and human camaraderie. How does one portray these needs visually. Start with warm colors, reds, oranges and yellows. Make them glow against the darkness with a unity of composition, creating a promise of hopefulness and the possibility for better things to come.

All three compositions were created in Procreate app for iPad.

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Here are three new digital abstractions created in Procreate app for iPad. I call them Dreamscapes.

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“The idea was to create something light-hearted in the style of Kandinsky or the cubists. We are so inundated with fear and isolation during this pandemic, I wanted to inject some friendly humor to counteract these depressing days. All three were created with Procreate app on an iPad.”

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I’m a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block-printing, and digital abstraction. I live in Danville, VT. This is my website.

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  1. I can see the rhythm and movement in the work. The colors are surprising and wonderful!

  2. So intricate, I could look at this for a long time and continue to see new things!

    1. Thank you for that very kind comment. Several people have told me that my abstract images remind them of music. I don’t know if my previous life as a musician has osmosed into the art but there may be a relationship. I think there are many parallels between music and art including form, texture and color. I must say however, that I do not listen to music or particularly think of music as I create these images. It’s a mystery…

  3. I have a work, “Drum Enchanted Evening” from 1978. Is this your work?
    It is wonderful!

    1. Yes. It is. Sorry to take so long in answering. I used to play oboe professionally in Chicago mainly in musical theatres where I did most of the drawings. The one you mention was done during a run of “A Chorus Line”. Thanks for writing.

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