Gothic Earth Tones on Urban Architecture

Taking a complete 180 from last weeks abstract art prints, this week I’m showcasing two art prints I created using an old world gothic earth tone approach. The earth tone approach uses rich warm colors with a brownish hue. The two subjects are buildings representing both the east and the west coast of the United States. I have a love of architectural details and like presentations that capitalize on those details.

The first one is from the New England area and features a classic architectural style which works really well with a “gothic’ presentation. I love the capping to the roof lines as well as over the windows.

New England Urban

The second print is a building in downtown Seattle and I used a less traditional viewpoint of the structure by looking down on it. This perspective highlights the “corner” aspect of this buildings location. The overall architecture is more modern than the first example, but still traditional to the early part of the 20th Century. On this print the gothic style highlights not only the building, but the details from the first floor and the corner pedestrian activity.

The Downtown Corner

Each print has the same overall color tones, but present two very different buildings that in my opinion are highlighted using the gothic style.


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35 thoughts on “Gothic Earth Tones on Urban Architecture

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I hadn’t thought of that Darlene, but you are right…the “gothic style” does create an “air of mystery”!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for the feedback!! Much appreciated! Have a great week!

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    I like them both, Kirt, thought they’re quite different. As a fan of great architecture, I love those stand-out details too. I tend to get a crick in my neck looking out car windows when driving through a city. I enjoy your work.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you for your input, Diana!! I truly appreciate your kind remarks. I have a love of architecture and I love different methods of presenting architectural details! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!! Have a great week!!

  2. Sue Slaght

    That technique really brings out the architectural details. Interesting comparing the perspectives of looking up and down. Feeling as though I could be standing across the street.

  3. gillmorris

    Love these! I like the gate on the roof in the first one and also the capping over the windows. I like the sills in the 2nd and the 3 windows of (pressumably ) the corner apartment. I love the colours in both, especially the first one 🙂


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