Log Cabin Homes From the Sharlot Hall Museum

In keeping with the theme from last week, I have attached six different art prints of three particular structures that are located on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona. (Sharlot Hall Museum Info on Wikipedia)

I have used two different approaches for each of the three structures. The first one for each of them was created using a colored pencil sketching technique. On the second art print, I used an impasto style (a type of painting style that uses very thick paint, creating strong brush strokes). The two different styles create a very different look for each subject matter. There isn’t a right or wrong as it’s more of a visual preference of the viewer. The sketching style creates a more subtle, softer visual where the impasto style creates a bolder look with stronger colors.

The first structure is Fort Misery. It is the oldest log building associated with the territory of Arizona. Originally built in 1863-1864 along the banks of Granite Creek (two blocks south of the museum) by a trader as a home and store. It was disassembled and reassembled on the museum grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum in 1934.

Fort Misery Sketched
The Log Cabins

The inspiration behind the next two art prints is a reconstructed ranch house on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona. This reconstruction was done in the 1930’s to represent a typical ranch house in this area during the mid 1800’s.

The Ranch House Sketched
Log Cabin In The Woods

The inspiration behind the last two prints is the original governors mansion built in Prescott Arizona. The structure was built in 1864 to house the governor of the newly aligned Arizona Territory. The structure is now located on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum.

Governors Mansion Arizona Sketched
Log Cabin Front Porch


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26 thoughts on “Log Cabin Homes From the Sharlot Hall Museum

  1. Nancy

    I love ALL of them! Each one could work beautifully in someone’s home.
    In all the times we’ve been to Prescott… we have never been here. Perhaps next time!
    Have a beautiful weekend my friend!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Nancy, if you like history specific to Arizona, it’s a must see. The grounds have these log cabin homes starting with what was the Governor’s “mansion” up to a Victorian home from the 30’s. Incredible and worth doing next time your up in the Prescott area!! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback!! Have a great rest of your weekend!!

  2. Dan Antion

    These are so interesting, Kirt. I was expecting to prefer the same technique, but it varies, although I like them all. Actually, as I look at them, I find things that I like in all of them.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I had mixed feelings….some I preferred the sketching, others I preferred the painting. Yet I found something in all of them…….I appreciate your feedback, Dan! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the feedback! have a great week!

  3. denisebushphoto

    I like this subject matter! The colors are nice and stay pretty consistent in both techniques.Both work very well. If I had to pick I would have to say the ‘impasto’ versions. I appreciate oil and acrylic paintings that reveal the brush strokes.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I went back and forth as the two techniques highlight a slightly different look to me. I appreciate your feedback very much! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the feedback!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Tiffany…..the place is awesome and to see these structures somewhat in their natural setting completely intact is incredible. They have really done an incredible and well worth a visit. They also have a Victorian home….thanks for the feedback and have a great week!!

  4. Sue Slaght

    As you say Kirt no right or wrong. I keep scrolling up and down. I think in the first one especially, the second technique creates a more realistic look. Could just be my perception. With the following two I’m not as sure. I do tend to like the richer tones of the second technique. All beautiful Kirt making the choices challenging.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I truly appreciate the feedback Sue. Interestingly enough you and I have the same feel on the first one. I try and whittle down what prints I post, but I do realize everyone has different preferences visually. I often turn to my in house critic “my wife” when I want the input completely 180 from my thought process. We have totally different tastes in art😊 That said different perspectives are a reality!! Have a great weekend!!

  5. gillmorris

    Both versions are brilliant! I was actually expecting more of a difference with the Impasto version and, although I can see the difference, had to scroll back up to see how the painting had changed. Exellent work as always Kirt, hope you and yours are well 🙂


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