West Point Lighthouse in Fauvism – Featured Art Prints

I featured West Point Lighthouse in Seattle a couple of years ago with some of the photographs I took while visiting the site. It sits on a piece of land that juts out into the Puget Sound and marks the northern most tip of Elliot Bay (Elliot Bay is the body of water that lines the downtown area). More info: here.

I created these three art prints using a fauvism technique. For those not familiar with this style, it is a bold style created in the early 20th century by artists who wanted to express emotion with their subjects using surreal colors and painterly techniques creating the subject matter. More info: here.

These three prints represent the lighthouse from the same angle, but from different distances. Each distance creates its own composition and delivers a slightly different story. Thoughts?

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25 thoughts on “West Point Lighthouse in Fauvism – Featured Art Prints

  1. Teagan R. Geneviene

    Hi Kirt. You know… I wouldn’t typically use the description “charming” in the same sentence with “vivid colors,” but today I am. There is something utterly charming about this modest lighthouse and all the vivid colors. What a delightful mood it gives. Hugs!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      A little different then that….over saturation uses existing colors and over saturated them….this technique (especially in the sky) creates “surreal” colors in completely different hues!

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    2. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      My initial response on surreal colors for fauvism was based on most of the resulting art prints….if you look at prior fauvism prints of mine the sky takes on a surreal color hue. These particular lighthouse prints didn’t use as much of the surreal colors and in fact to your point actually look more like over saturation of existing color.

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  3. reocochran

    My favorite one is the close up of the lighthouse as painted print, Kirt. Since this is so vibrant and shows the details of your fauvism painting style.
    You make such unique, amazing and creative new painting prints!

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