Frank Lloyd Wright In Abstract

This week, I’m really mixing it up and pulling two prints out from my Abstract work. In both cases, I created the art prints using an ink sketching technique and then a watercolor air brush to color it “outside the lines”. In both cases, I chose bright and somewhat surreal colors making a bold statement.

Well that’s nice Kirt, but what is the subject matter based on?? Both prints are based on a Frank Lloyd Wright house that was built in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The house is called the Meyer May House (wikipedia here). It is located in the Heritage Hills area close to downtown. The area houses a number of Victorian Mansions that are in stark contrast to this Frank Lloyd Wright design. Having said that, it is definitely not a “sore thumb” to the neighborhood, but continues a very classic and beautiful look to augment the other mansions.

This particular print focuses on a pedestal that is part of the exterior design. Using the same process, it creates a very abstract art print of one of the elements of the house.

Thoughts?

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27 thoughts on “Frank Lloyd Wright In Abstract

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I agree..I’ve always been a big fan!!! Thanks for stopping by Dan!! Have a great weekend!! (Side note: we have been up in Seattle for couple of weeks….glad to be away from the intense heat of LA this weekend)

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  1. Diane Henders

    This is a blast from the past for me – FLW’s architecture was a big part of the four years of art and architectural history I took in university. What fun to see it done up in bright colours! πŸ™‚

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  2. Cynthia Guenther Richardson

    This is interesting and vividly outline features. I grew up in Midland, MI., where Alden B Dow lived and who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. We had/have great architecture there as a result! We also have a Wright house in OR.–the Gordon House, 1957.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I love his architectural style and have come across homes designed by him all over the country. I thought it would be fun to take particular house in Grand Rapids and create a bold abstract art print. Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback. Much appreciated!!

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