Old World Fountain Urns – Featured Art Prints

This week I am featuring two art prints from my Gardens Gallery of large urns that I found in a garden fountain. I found the fountain at a Napa Valley winery, just outside of the tasting room. The fountain was quite large and had a distinct old world charm to it. Doing some research and questioning, I found out that the owner had these urns custom-made and shipped in from another country for that specific look. They sit on platforms in a shallow pool of water, with water bubbling up through the middle and coming out the top…just subtle enough to lend that soft bubbling water sound as it washes over the top rim and trickles down the outside of the urns.

With this as an inspiration for a couple of art prints, I chose a technique called gothic to recreate that old world painted look for these urns. This technique uses bold brush strokes and earthen colors giving the prints warm, aged tones.


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24 thoughts on “Old World Fountain Urns – Featured Art Prints

  1. Jet Eliot

    I like both prints, Kirt, and the crafty touches you added are great. Interesting to read about where you found them–seems like a gently bubbling water source at a winery would be a good thing to keep people sipping. Thanks for sharing your art and travels today.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      With you saying that….I know they were made in Europe, but I couldn’t quite remember if it was Spain or Italy….now that you’ve said that, I think it was Spain. Thanks for the feedback and thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Sue Slaght

    I enjoyed your description of the bubbling water and the location of your find. I could truly visualise the location. The editing indeed creates that old world feel and suits the urns very well. Lovely pieces!

  3. Teagan R. Geneviene

    Wonderful work, Kirt. I love the warm golden colors and the softly rounded shapes. It makes me think of a place that is peaceful (particularly with your description of the fountain) and somehow I feel the place is secure. And that there’s a nice bottle of wine! Happy weekend hugs.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Gill!! I see things and think…That might look good in this style or that style….try it and if I don’t like it…next or if I do like it, I post it. Appreciate the feedback!! Have a great weekend!!

  4. reocochran

    I enjoyed this lovely choice of your brushstrokes and warm colors making them glow, Kirt. These would enhance many places in homes or in office spaces, too. They would create a rich, lush evocative setting.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you for the feedback Robin…actually had a friend buy & frame them for one of their rooms….they looked great framed and in that room…appreciate you stopping by!! Thank you again for your kind words!


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