Subtle Abstract Shapes

This week I am posting two prints where I used the same style in creating them, but on very different subject matters. Sometimes I like to take a subject and pull it back to its basic shapes. I like this technique in keeping some consistent coloring, but still forming the shape.

The first print is a camellia bloom where I used a solid background with subtle colors forming petals and a dark color to create a leaf and stem.

Pink Camellia In Abstract

The second one is a beach scene with two people walking alone. I decided it was a father and son walking together enjoying the tranquility of an empty beach and the visual of sailboats just off the coast. I kept the colors to just a few and the shapes simple. The sky was created using two colors to suggest a low marine layer (fog) coming in just after sunset with the break in the fog showing the lighter colored sky. The father and son are suggested shapes, but do show shadows to support the lighting in the sky.

Father And Son Walk The Beach

Thoughts?

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31 thoughts on “Subtle Abstract Shapes

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Dan….one of my favorites!! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment!! My best to you and your family….have a great rest of the weekend!!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Diana……I created it from a memory of such an evening time in either extreme Northern California or Oregon. I chose father and son as that was what I saw way back when and thought it was one of those “special moments” in life between the two.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Denise….even though it’s abstract, the tedious drawing that goes into it…..I enjoy it! I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  1. Diane Henders

    Very cool. It’s such a talent to be able to reduce a 3D image to its component shapes! I wish I could figure out how to do it, but my brain doesn’t seem to be made that way. I guess I’ll just admire your work instead. πŸ™‚

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Lol and I wish I could write like you!!!! I have always been a very visual thinker which works for art, but gives me pause when people tell gruesome stories and the like. I appreciate your kind words!! Have a great week!! Thanks!!

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