Abstract Sunrise and Sunsets – Featured Art Prints

I have been working on a project for a client encompassing abstract sunsets and now sunrises. I am featuring three of my most recent art prints, two are with the sunsets and the third is the first of some sunrises. I featured the first three sunsets I created for the project last September in two different posts. One featuring a lighthouse and another a sailboat and then the post about our moving back to Southern California, leaving the Arizona desert behind, which was a group of Saguaros in the desert at sunset.

If you follow my blog you will remember that the move was precipitated because our granddaughter and her parents were expecting a little brother for her….which fast forward…happened this last week. Our grandson was born last Monday 10 days early and when he decided he wanted to come into the world…he wasted no time…very quick delivery. Mom, Dad and grandson are doing great as are his grandparents.

So back to the project, I had a client who wanted a series of abstract sunsets and sunrises done in this abstract style with a variety of subject matters. From my moving post, I put eyes and smiles on the cactus, which prompted a comment from one of my blog followers (yes, Brad that was you!!) about using them in a children’s book. At the time I had actually just finished a children’s book, which I wrote for my granddaughter and had my niece (great artist) illustrate it. I casually mentioned Brad’s comment to a source who helped me with the first book and they encouraged me to pursue it. So, as I complete the initial request, I am already planning on what “tweaks” I want to make and how that would fit in a children’s book. So, more on that as I go forward, but more importantly I wanted to thank Brad for his comment and let him know how it is being played forward (the power of positive input).

With these three, the first one is Serengeti Sunset with a group of giraffes on the Serengeti at sundown. With the sun on the horizon, I chose to stay close to primary colors creating a bold look, but darkened and softened the orange and yellow as they pulled up and down from the horizon line. I did the three giraffes in black silhouette to complete the look of this abstract representation. The digital drawing of the silhouette figures in all three prints looks simple, but trust me the drawing is very tedious and time consuming done digitally (if only I had the drawing gift free hand).

The next art print called Mountain Sunset is done using the same general technique with the bright primary colors filling the sky.

The third one is done using the same concept, but to depict a sunrise, I changed the sky to blue to create a different look. This one features Flamingos feeding under palm trees.


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31 thoughts on “Abstract Sunrise and Sunsets – Featured Art Prints

  1. Darlene

    Congratulations on the new grandson!! How wonderful. The art prints are fabulous. So pleased you have created children’s books using these types of images. Kids will love them as will their parents and grandparents.

  2. Writing to Freedom

    Congratulations Kirt on the birth of your grandson and children’s book! I too love the bold colors and simple images. I hope they’re part of the book, and am grateful to have played a part in nudging you forward on your book. I hope you will share the book details when it’s time.

  3. Dan Antion

    I like these a lot, Kirt. I’ve used similar kinds of images in conjunction with presentations, as break slides, etc. I have a particular fondness for the giraffes. I really like the contrast.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for stopping by Teagan and for the feedback. I really enjoyed the first book….that one was very specific to our granddaughter for her first year of life, titled: Funny Grandpa. It was written with a lot of humor and funny things Grandpa did during her first year of life….I love humor as does she…

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback on the prints! Thanks for best wishes on grandson…he is our 2nd grandchild and has a 2 year older sister!! We feel blessed!! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by Diane! Have a great weekend!

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