View Full Version : Completed WIP: Ireland streetscape

09-22-2007, 10:04 PM
Hi guys! I haven't been in lately because I've been doing colored pencil on summer. Now that it's getting to be cooler weather, though, I got the itch to pull out my acrylics and do some cityscapes again.

This one is 16 x 20" from a friend's photo. All C & C welcome.

09-22-2007, 10:10 PM
Missed ya Maggie. Nice wip pics, I really like the shimmer on the street in the final

09-22-2007, 10:12 PM
I really like the rainy, wet feel. The glow of lights add a nice warmth to the scene. Great job!

09-22-2007, 11:09 PM
Thanks guys . . . that front car looks a bit alien but those Brit cars always do to me . . . hmm . . .

Roger Evans
09-22-2007, 11:19 PM

I like your style. It's fun.


Margaret 59
09-22-2007, 11:27 PM
Wondered what had happened to you, Maggie.
Nice to see you're back with more of your style. :)

Lady Carol
09-23-2007, 09:07 AM
Hi Maggie, welcome back to acrylics. You have a distinctive style that is very appealing. This is no exception.

09-23-2007, 10:25 AM
Thank you, guys. (I like neato fadeeto personally). I really missed the freedom that acrylics gives . . . colored pencil is great but it's time consuming and a bit more restrictive.

Sometimes you just want to get messy.

Selahs art
09-23-2007, 10:28 AM
Nicely done, especially the wet street.


09-23-2007, 10:28 AM
I think you do very good cars "for a girl":lol::evil:

Just kidding!! The front car looks very modern, like an electric or other "green" vehicle. The contrast between old and new works well

09-23-2007, 12:01 PM
Hey!! ;) It is one of those weird electrics. I don't mind doing old cars with all the angles but the really modern ones are hard to wrangle.

09-23-2007, 12:40 PM
Good one! I like the wet look and the way you did the buildings.

09-23-2007, 01:03 PM
Wonderful. Jan

09-23-2007, 08:14 PM
Ooo, this is pretty! :) Very glassy and vibrant colours

09-23-2007, 09:39 PM
This is a very cool look! I love it. I'm so happy to have you back with us in acrylics Maggie. I think colored pencils are wonderful, but not having done too much with them, I guessed that they were very time consuming. You confirmed my hunch. Looking forward to lots more from you.

09-24-2007, 01:30 AM
Awesome Maggie - always love your style - this WIP is superb!!!!

09-24-2007, 10:27 AM
And I'm one of the fast colored pencil artists, Celeste! But a 16 x 20" colored pencil piece would've taken me days. This one in acrylics was just a three hour quickie.

Thanks everyone!

09-24-2007, 02:07 PM
Only three hours? You're really fast. Nice painting.

09-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Is there a name for your style? I am too tight seeking realism and find your outlining style very refreshing. Also leaving out the detail in the background building keeps the eye focused on the cars, buildings, street and rock wall in the foreground.

It would also be interesting if your friend's picture had such great composition or did you modify. I tend to get stuck on the photo and the composition suffers I fear.

09-27-2007, 11:06 AM
Hi, Henry. Thanks for the nice words! There's no name for my style that I know of, though I'm sure I'm not the first to outline elements of my work. Another artist that does non-realistic streetscapes that I really like is Karin Jurick (http://karinjurick.blogspot.com/).

This is my friend's original photograph - you can see I cropped it quite a bit.