Abstraction Meets Autumn

 

iPadPro and Paper 53 app - is it still life? is it abstraction?
“Abstraction meets Autumn” 2017 digital image

The subtle colours of Autumn, the geometric and organic play of shape and line provides the context for the latest work.

The questioning of still-life vs abstraction..can it be both? How is each term defined and which “sits” more comfortably with the audience.

The above artwork was completed on the iPadPro using the Paper53 app and the Apple Pencil. It is hard to describe the techniques and effects available through the pencil. Making it work for me as an artist has been a 6 month time of experimentation and constant recharging. As with any media, making it work for you is the ultimate challenge. I feel its working.

ipad art

Currently I have been working with drawing using the ipad pro and the Apple pencil.

A different perspective
A different perspective – looking up!

The type of control and effects are just soooo different from using just a usual stylus or your finger. A fully charged pencil shades with various tones and is sensitive to pressure too.

The image above is a work in progress – just starting to explore the potential and the tools available. Currently, Paper53 is my desired “paint box”. Check it out here.