Old World Look to Tropical Resorts

Seems like kind of a strange thing to create art prints with an old world gothic look using current tropical resorts, but there is a method to the madness or a reason I went down this road.

A number of years ago I toured this old historic victorian mansion in a midwestern town and let me just say it was truly a very large mansion. It serves as a museum with the house furnished as it was in its’ glory years. The decor is very formal and truly stunning throughout. The surprise factor was in the basement. The original owners loved to travel to the tropics and had a large bar (almost cantina in size) decorated in an old world tropical motif. What does that mean you might ask. The furnishings, including the artwork reflected a tropical paradise, but not in bright tropical colors. The color scheme was earth tones reflecting a look you would expect from an era of old worldwide explorers. The art work was all done in a “gothic style” from the middle ages. The whole look worked really well in creating a very subdued, casual and inviting atmosphere. That look really stuck in my head all these years.

So, fast forward to current times and I have taken that same look using a “gothic” technique on scenes from various resorts we have visited over the last number of years. I attached five prints created using this technique.


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17 thoughts on “Old World Look to Tropical Resorts

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Dan….not sure if this is a “WordPress” oops or a “Kirt” oops, but for whatever reason this comment just hit my radar…..so sorry! Truly appreciate your feedback as always! Thank you and have a great week!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It’s different but seemed to work with this subject matter. I loved the room in the mansion that inspired this…stunning is the best word for it! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Sue Slaght

    The technique definitely gives a historical feel Kirt. I like the last two best but I can’t seem to pin point quite why. Maybe they make me feel as if I could be part of the scene and who doesn’t love a beach?

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you for the feedback, Sue. I have used the technique on historical oriented scenes, and had I not seen this look in that mansion would never had tied it to tropical scenes. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!!


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