Flamingos from the Los Angeles Zoo

In keeping with the approach from last week, I am posting a capture I took of flamingos I took in 2017 at the Los Angeles Zoo and then what I created from that using digital art techniques. The resulting two art prints are completely different in their look and style.

LA Zoo Flamingos

I created the first art print using an impasto style painting technique. This technique applies paint very thickly so that the brush strokes are prominent. I stayed with the original color pallet on this one.

Impasto Flamingo

For the second one, I used a completely different technique creating a completely different look. This look is referred to as Gothic art, a style of medieval art that developed in Northern France out of Romanesque art in the 12th century AD. The aspect of it that I used was the earthen tones that were prevalent in a lot of the gothic pieces.

Gothic Flamingo

Thoughts? As I have said before, everyone reacts to visual art techniques and looks differently, so I am not in the least offended by opinions 

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30 thoughts on “Flamingos from the Los Angeles Zoo

  1. Carl Wright

    Incredible behind I am, Kirt. I never even knew digital art was a thing. So I googled and found this article…https://www.designyourway.net/blog/inspiration/digital-painting/
    It sounds really tricky. So much admiration how you are mastering new territory in art. Both flamingo paintings are amazing. My preference is the Gothic, simply because I most comfortable around earthen tones. If it was on my wall at home it would be more calming. A work environment that requires productivity and creativity might be better with painting #1. 😀🖼

  2. Dan Antion

    I like both treatments, Kirt, and I also like when you explain the nature of the technique you chose. I think I like the first image a bit more – they’re quite different, but both are beautiful.

  3. denisebushphoto

    I like the impasto technique and enjoy all the colors it offers. I am not sure I care for so much black and gray framing in this presentation. That is for me … for what it’s worth … food for thought perhaps?


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