Same Subject – Different Styles

This week I have chosen to do something that compares different styles of “painting” or presentation on the same subject matter….each creating a totally different look. I would also like to preface that it’s ok to like certain styles of “painting” and/or really not like certain styles. Art is in the eye of the beholder and what one person likes another may not. Example: I love abstract colorful art, my wife does not. Is there a right or wrong in that, absolutely not. We all have different tastes. So back to this weeks posts, my goal is to use the same general picture and use different painting techniques (digitally) creating different looks for the same scene. There are two scenes of a fountain on a patio. The difference between the two scenes is the first group is the original capture and in the second group I cropped out most of the potted palm.

On the first one, I used a fauvism technique creating an abstract look with bright colors.

This second one was created using a sketching technique with more subdued colors.

In this third one, I used a soft watercolor look.

These last two are cropped bringing the focus more on the fountain. In the first one I used the fauvism technique….

and with the last one, I used the pointillism technique creating a much more soft, subdued look.


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30 thoughts on “Same Subject – Different Styles

  1. Diane Henders

    I guess I have pretty broad taste in art, because I loved them all. My particular favourite was the second-last, brightly-coloured one, though. I think I must have been a magpie in a former life – bright colours never fail to attract me. 🙂

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for your feedback, Diane. I’m more drawn to bright colors when viewing art prints by themselves, but having said that….softer hues surface for me depending on what type of room I plan on hanging the art in. Have a great week!!

  2. Teagan R. Geneviene

    I love it when you do this kind of post, Kirt. I like the composition itself, so no surprise that I like all the different results. The sketch style may be the prettiest. However, the very first bright fauvism style is my favorite. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I had fun with these….thanks for stopping by and for the feedback!! On all most all of my work I try different styles…it will never ceases to amaze how things look in styles good and bad….part of the fun!!

  3. Felipe Adan Lerma

    Wonderfully impressive collage of styles, and more importantly – your composition & color choices, Kirt! The sketching & pointillism variations were my favorite! One is rich & saturated with a full view, while the latter is tighter cropped & lighter – and honestly, I gave up trying to decide which I liked betters! And I’d peeked in at your post when it 1st when up & figured I’d give myself a few day to decide (also good procrastination decision due to our dr schedules for my wife recently). Waiting didn’t help me decide, lol! ‘Cept that I really like both very different variations 💕

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I use the same general technique when I’m a little undecided….let it sit and stew for a bit.😎 on these particular prints, I couldn’t decide either and ended up putting them all into my gallery. Hope all is well! Thanks for the feedback!!

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  5. Sue Slaght

    Oh that was so interesting to see the comparison Kirt. I’m not sure I have a top pick, perhaps something in the middle like the sketching look.
    Interesting that you and your wife have such different tastes in art. Can i ask how you decide what hangs on the walls?

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Lol….the master bedroom….whatever she wants and currently that is soft floral prints. We both have separate offices in the house…hers with fall foliage photography from Seattle….mine black and white urban photography from around San guest room done with sepia prints, another with hot air balloons done in a gothic style. Our great room has a wall of family pics and the rest gardens and landscapes done using a gothic technique. Note: no abstract, but if I felt the urge, it would be in my office. 😎 Happy wife happy life! April we celebrate 46 years of marriage…she and I both learned compromise early on.


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