Street Scenes in Fauvism

This week I wanted to share the captures that were behind three art prints I created using a fauvism technique. The fauvism technique creates a strong colorful and abstract look. All three that I am sharing today are of what I call “Street Scenes”.

The first one is a scene of a downtown sidewalk in Rockford, Michigan. You’ll notice on the photo that it’s Christmas time and on the art print I chose not to highlight that aspect. I didn’t hide it as you will see the red stripes on the street lamps, but didn’t want to make it about the time of year. What I was after was the depth of a view down a long block of small businesses in a small town.

Rockford, Michigan
The Lawyers Office And The Village Shops

The second series is the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado. This capture is from the eastern end of the pedestrian mall about a block away from the state capital. You get a feel for just how long the mall is when you see the D&F Tower in the very background of the picture. The D&F Tower is on the western part of the mall, but by no means is it at the end of the mall. Again I was looking at depth with strong colors and that abstract approach.

Denver 16th Street Mall In Fauvism
Denver 16th Street Mall In Fauvism

In the third set, this setting is Roche Harbor on San Juan Island northwest of Seattle, Washington. It’s a beautiful setting with a large harbor filled with sailboats. In this scene I was attracted to the architecture of the hotel and the building above it. Again, I like the strong colors and abstract approach to the scene with this style.

Roche Harbor Street Scene
Roche Harbor Street Scene

Thoughts?

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39 thoughts on “Street Scenes in Fauvism

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I like abstract and bright colors as a change of pace and that approach adds a unique look to a typical scene in my opinion!! Thanks for stopping by Brad!! Have a great weekend!

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  1. Darlene

    These turned out well. I especially like the one of Roche Harbour, a place dear to my heart as we used to go there in our boat. The colours are fabulous.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Small world, so you may appreciate my attraction to Roche Harbor. Straight out from the Harbor is Henry Island. Our son-in-laws family has two family homes on Henry Island and a tradition that exists to this day is a week long family reunion every year at the beginning of summer. The bulk of their family lives in the Seattle area and Portland. Thanks for stopping by Darlene!! Have a great weekend!

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      1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        Yes to Friday Harbour….that’s where the ferry would take us from the mainland and then we’d drive across San Juan Island to Roche Harbor…the family had a boat there to get over to Henry Island! Small world Darlene!!

  2. Ryan Callahan

    That’s a really cool style. I am very familiar with the 16th street mall in Denver. I’ve done a lot of ministry down in that area. Very cool print. Makes me miss home. God bless!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback Ryan!! I had fun creating these prints!! Denver will always have a special place in our hearts with all the great memories from living there!! Hope all is well!! Blessings to you and your family!!

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  3. Felipe Adan Lerma

    Interesting how the everyday can be transformed with such faith to the human spirit behind it all – marvelous work, Kirt! Always also enjoy hearing your thoughts on your creative process – tweeted! 😊

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Diane…..glad you liked them. The fauvism technique creates a totally different (and fun) perspective of the scene which is why I wanted to show a before a before and after. Thanks for stopping by…have a great week!!

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  4. Tiffany Mendonca

    I love seeing the actual photos and what you created! Seeing the photo and what fauvism does is amazing, seeing abstract with the bendy lines and bright colors with fingerprint look! Really amazing! And bringing street scenes to life, love it!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It’s part of a digital program to help create the style and colors. A bit tedious, but I enjoy the results…all in all I had fun with it!! Thanks for the feedback Sue….much appreciated!! Have a great weekend!!

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