View Full Version : WDE Feb 10 nocturne and last week market

02-12-2012, 12:34 PM
I didn't get to Connie's event until Thursday so waited to post it with this week's. Acrylics on 5x7 canvas board. It was very dull and dingy and overworked so i tried to spruce it up with cp, and it helped a bit.
Some black gesso on the board and it was ready for this week! I tried to go for a days-of-old look, before electric lights. Boy it was hard to figure out light sources and such from imagination. I wet the streets so there'd be reflections.
And the perspective: that street was wonky to begin with and i didn't help it! But it was a lot of fun, and thanks for the challenge, Mo.

02-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Good idea to freshen the acrylic with colored pencil. It looks great.

Love the old houses with wet street. Light is beautiful.

02-12-2012, 02:44 PM
These are wonderful Wendy! I especially like the Street scene.

02-12-2012, 04:10 PM
these are great Wendy!

02-12-2012, 04:33 PM
Both are gorgeous!

02-12-2012, 05:03 PM
I like them both, especially the 2nd (which sort of reminds me of a Dickens novel! Not sure which one though ;->)

Vivien Maloney
02-12-2012, 05:43 PM
Both are great and I particularly like the night "Shambles"!

02-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Both are lovely, Wendy but I particularly like your rendition of The Shambles by night. It's perfect.

02-12-2012, 06:30 PM
Two very contrasting pictures with very different palettes. But both have an inner warmth that engages the viewer, Excellent, Wendy.

02-12-2012, 08:43 PM
the lighting is fab in the shambles. i love painting on black gesso! the street scene is lovely too... just feels so natural!

02-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Beautiful ,love them both Wendy.

02-13-2012, 12:24 AM
Both are great!

Charlie's Mum
02-13-2012, 07:13 AM
So different but both so very good.
I love the division of colour and tone in the market pic and really like the 'olde worlde charm' of the Shambles.

02-13-2012, 07:43 AM
You really captured the busyness of the market - love the colours in the fruit in the baskets. Really great night atmospheric painting.

02-13-2012, 08:41 AM
Both are super successful, Wendy!
Love your materials and methods. I, too, like to use cp over acrylic! For portraits, it can be blended very smoothly with a tissue.
And, of course, the black gesso is a winner!

02-13-2012, 08:48 AM
Both very good Wendy nice night street version

02-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Wendy, beautiful take on the street scene at night. Love love the green hue. And you got the angles of the houses so well. The street scene of marketpeople is lively too despite not having facial features. Just right.

02-13-2012, 10:08 AM
fantastic marketplace, and the nocturnal scene is fabulous! I love the glow in the windows

02-13-2012, 11:40 AM
Great work on both pieces...I especially like your nite on that street in the shambles...your lighting of the nite is great and complimenting light from the wiindows!

02-13-2012, 11:43 AM
Beautiful work on both. I especially love the street. Streets in York I remember, are higgledy-piggledy and this painting conveys that well!

02-13-2012, 04:22 PM
They are both wonderful, I really love the market place but the crooked street scene is so well done too.

02-14-2012, 06:51 PM
Wow. These are both great.

Colorfur Critters
02-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Fantastic paintings!

02-15-2012, 05:37 AM
I'm blown away by the quality of both works, Wendy! Bravo!!!!

02-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Great work on both!:)

02-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Wow Wendy!! that night scene of the Shambles is cracking stuff, it does have a Dickensian touch about it, it's not easy to paint night scenes without a ref, you've captured the colours and light wonderfully well, I love it. Thank you.