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.
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.
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.
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Wonderful! The bright colors along with the bending lines work beautifully together … real eye-openers! I like that you show us the before and after.
Big difference isn’t there!! I like a shot of bold abstract on certain scenes and it seemed to work for me on these! Thanks for the feedback and for stopping by Denise!!
Fun technique and interesting to hear why you chose to use it. Have a nice week Kirt.
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!
Yes, it’s a fun look, and a little weird with the distorted lines. I guess that’s to make it look more hand painted?
It’s part of the fauvism style….abstract somewhat surreal approach!
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.
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!
What a great place to hold a family reunion. I remember Henry Island. Another place we enjoyed was Friday Harbour. Such a lovely area.
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!!
I like how you bring some color and whimsey to an otherwise drab scene, Kirt.
Exactly the look I was going for…….thanks for stopping by Dan!!
Wow, what an awesome technique. It’s like a graffiti version of each scene.
Well put!!! Kind of a fun approach!! Thanks for stopping by!!
They are wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! I had fun with them. Kind of “jazzed” them up from the original shots:) Have a great week!!
Excellent work, friend
Thank you very much Leyla
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!
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!!
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! 😊
Thanks Felipe….I had a lot of fun with these…take care!! Have a great week!
Oh, I like these, Kirt. I like the bright colors, but even more so the way the straight lines are reshaped, most noticeable in the last. What a great image. How fun!
Thanks Diana…I had a lot of fun with them! I appreciate your feedback and for stopping by!
Oh wow! These are amazing, Kirt!!! I really love all the colors, great work my friend!
Thanks Tiffany!! I really had fun with them!! Have a great week!!
Brilliant work and loved the vibrant colors used, Kirt. The place too is looking so beautiful. Great post.
Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! Much appreciated! Have a great week!!
You are always welcome dear Kirt. You too have a great week ahead.
I love your fauvism work! Photos of buildings leave me cold, but your colourful renderings make me want some for my walls. 🙂
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!!
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!
Thanks for the feedback Tiffany and for stopping by! Much appreciated!!
These are such fun, Kirt! I love all the yellow in the first, and that chartreuse in the second — and that wavy building in the third. Terrific work. Hugs on the wing.
Thanks Teagan…I had a lot of fun with them!! Have a great weekend!!
Such vibrant transformations Kirt! My colour loving self loves this technique you have used. It seems like it would be quite a time consuming process?
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!!
What a design of blue and inclinations which impacts my imagination to wander!
Thank you very much!! Glad you stopped by!! My best to you!!