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Grzegorz Wróbel

Grzegorz Wrobel
Grzegorz Wróbel is an architectural designer from Poland. He paints street scenes and, as you might expect, architectural subjects, in beautiful crisp watercolor paintings.

He evidently developed a drawing and watercolor style for the purpose of architectural presentation, but also engages in watercolor painting of existing scenes, either for his own satisfaction or as gallery art.

Wróbel has a deft command of his medium, painting with clear, fresh color, a beautifully handled mixture of sharp and blurred edges, wonderful applications of subtle texture, and a solid grounding of draftsmanship and composition.

Wróbel knows how to draw the line (so to speak) between too much rendering and just enough, precise drawing and loose interpretation. He has keen eye for selecting the most important elements in an architectural scene and emphasizing those, while producing an overall composition alive with appealing color and value transitions.

For a quick introduction, see this article on Empty Kingdom, which is where I discovered Wróbel. It features several of his images reproduced fairly large.

For more see the extensive galleries on Wróbel’s deviantART page, which apparently serves as his website. There you will find, in addition to his townscapes and street scenes (many of which are linked to larger versions), more traditional landscapes, a few fantasy subjects, figurative work and even paintings of monster trucks.

There are a couple of step-by-step walkthroughs that give some idea of his technique.


16 responses to “Grzegorz Wróbel”

  1. these paintings are jaw droppingly beautiful. thanks for hightlighting such incredible work. off to check it out further!

  2. Mary Brewster Avatar
    Mary Brewster

    The paintings are very inspiring,and I could not get the link to work to find the walk-throughs.

  3. Sarah Avatar

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful water colorist with your fans.

  4. Great watercolorist, indeed. I like the way he juxtaposes warm and cool tones, not unlike Sargent. Thanks for the link.

  5. Absolutely stunning! I love these!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nice textures! looks like he used salt?

  7. so beautiful…

  8. nice work i liked it…

  9. just found ur site today…love it…i’ll be catching up on all ur past posts..ty

    -mao in brooklyn, ny-

  10. These are terrific examples of not overworking an image, and just solidifying the key areas. A skill I’m still learning after all these years of painting.

  11. jean zirpdji (mr) Avatar
    jean zirpdji (mr)

    Your watercolours ,Mr Wrobel, are done with taste and enormous talent for which I sincerely congratulate. you. If your watercolours are for sale could you inform of the price and inform me also if you ship to Canada etc…
    It was a real pleasure browsing through your works, you have a wonderful gift for watercolours. Keep it up.

  12. I find this work to be the work of an a typical architectural designer, quite minimal and not very interesting really, a bit like some of my own work, too concerned with accuracy and not enough play. Too restricted and precious, afraid of getting outside the box, dare I say it, salable but boring. I don’t think I am going to make many friends but who cares, thanks, Gareth.

  13. Charles Smith Avatar
    Charles Smith

    A fantastic artist with a beautiful eye for color, perspective and detail. I would strongly disagree that his work is only “architectural”. Colors archive perfect.

    1. Thanks, Charles. I didn’t mean to give the impression that his work is limited to architectural rendering, but to indicate that his primary occupation is as an architectural designer.

  14. Tushita Mukherjee Avatar
    Tushita Mukherjee

    Beautiful !