Hiking in Abstract Watercolor

From all of the hiking I have done in the Pacific Northwest over the years, I wanted to share three art prints I did from some shots I took. I used a watercolor technique that uses abstract shapes and clean lines to create a sharp contemporary look.

The first one is of a stump I came across along the trail.

Stump in the Forest

The second one gives you an idea of how narrow the path actually was at this point in the hike.

Forest Path

The third one shows the hiking trail opening up slightly as the terrain leveled off.

Forest Trail

I’m always trying to find an artistic look with the captures I take and thought this modern abstract look added a different element to the scene.


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29 thoughts on “Hiking in Abstract Watercolor

  1. Diane Henders

    It’s fascinating the way you bring out the abstract shapes in light and shadow. That’s a technique I’d love to learn: The ability to perceive and depict shapes instead of trying to paint accurate objects. Maybe someday… 🙂

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Diana!! Love it up there!! My favorite place to hike plus seeing 2 of our 3 daughters and son in laws😀!! Thanks for the feedback!! Have a great week!!

  2. Americaoncoffee

    Kirt, I love your peaceful forest setting. You have captivated all of the mystical greens, woods and symmetries into beautiful enchantments! 🫖☕️☕️🍂🍃

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much!! The Pacific Northwest is so beautiful and heavily wooded! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment!! Have a great week!!

  3. Sue Slaght

    I love the soft richness of this technique Kirt. I can almost smell the moss and leaves of the forest looking at your compositions. It leaves me yearning for spring and hiking season.

  4. Jet Eliot

    I really like these abstract art prints, Kirt. They instantly remind us of the serenity in hiking the PNW. There’s a sort of dreamy quality that is espec. enjoyable, and all the colors and textures add to it.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It’s my favorite thing to do when I’m in that part of the world…nothing like that here in Southern California!! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback!!

  5. Tiffany Mendonca

    Beautiful work! I enjoy seeing your abstract photos, I love knowing that were an ordinary photograph and seeing what you turn them into! Where was this hike at?

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback Tiff!! It was one of the many trails around North Bend and I’m thinking it was Little Si. I appreciate you stopping by!! Have a great rest of your weekend!!


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