Monday, 26 January 2009

Music in St Marks Sqr

Its about time I put a watercolours on my blog. I`ve been neglecting them somewhat. Finding new material is my biggest stress each day and I end up searching for insperation to ease the addiction of painting. Inevitably I return to Venice scenes which I enjoy painting, but I wonder if my twee painting is not stretching my boundaries enough. Perhaps I should travel more and experience the world. To many things to do and not enough time in which to do it in.


31 comments:

rubenlois said...

Amazing

David M. Crews said...

I can definitely relate to the struggle to find new material and inspiration. It's the worst feeling in the world for me when I feel like I need to paint but can't come up with a subject or idea that I like.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Terrific watercolor Trevor. It captures the animation and excitement the jazz trio or quartet must have created. I like the way you’ve suggested the stage lights casting subtle edge lighting on the distant performer and also the tuning head detail of the standup bass. I can hear Charlie Parker right now.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Rubenlois.

David..At least I`m not on my own, for sure.

Stephen.. Thank you for your comment. The Bird still fly`s.

Cheers Guys

benjaminlois said...

hi trevor! simply excellent!! i almost can hear the music!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Beautiful.

Greywolf-Art said...

hi Trevor,
I think this sort of scene definately works better for you in watercolours - you seem to create a sort of dreamlike state to your pictures which suits the subjects perfectly.

on the other hand your portraits seem to work better in oils, the 'look' painting definitely worked better as an oil painting than a watercolour.

I think its great that you can get good results with both mediums, I never had too much success with watercolours in the past (though I havn't tried in 25 years)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Benjaminlois
Thank you for droppping by and your comments.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Jala
Thank you.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Greywolf
Thank you for dropping by my blog.
Your comments are very encouraging and most welcomed.
Get them water buckets filled again!!
Regards

Blair said...

Nice piece Trevor; it grows on me the more I look at it. I appreciate the sense of looseness and freedom in your work. I happen to struggle with this issue as I paint. I'm confined and consumed with trying to get it right. How do you break free?

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you for dropping in on my blog and your comments which are appreciated.
Re your question.. well I suppose if I were to give a basic pointer, it would be..use has big a brush has you dare (relative to the size of your work) and limit your time to a piece. I see you paint quite small..they are very good indeed.

Paula Villanova said...

Nothing wrong with turning to Venice for inspiration...and we are lucky enough to see your results. Your watercolors are wonderful; you really seem to know the benefits of each medium that you use.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Paula
Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments. I do feel a sense of guilt lately about Venice paintings. They have been done many times.
Kind Regards

Marian Fortunati said...

Venice ... ... It's always inspiring.
I love the city... met the love of my life there... married there... and love to visit.
Beautiful painting.. Very light and fun... like the music!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

This makes me very happy.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Marian.
Thank you for dropping by my blog. I am so pleased my painting brought back memories for you.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Tina
Thank you so much for droppping by my blog.
I do hope we will continue communications.
Kind Regards

Shari said...

Lovely, Trevor, lots of movement. I always enjoy the looseness of your watercolours and the subjects too. I adore the colours you are using. This one is definitely a winner!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Shari
Thank you so much.
Kind Regards

Sheila said...

Wow... I glad you need to feed your addiction because we enjoy the fruits of your drug. Lovely. The rhythm of the figures, colors and brush strokes help underscore the subject of this piece.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
You have such a way with words.
They are very much appreciated.
Kind Regards

Theresa Rankin said...

This is absolutely stunning Trevor!!! I love the simplicity and your vision and execution of it!

Douglas Hoover said...

Trevor, my friend, you have captured the feeling of the moment! The looseness of your brushstroke and implied detail is perfect. Always happy to see what you've got up your sleeve.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Douglas
I`m so pleased to recieve your valued comments.
kindest Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Theresa
Thank you for your very nice comment and facebook friend.
Regards

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I love the way the colour seems to flow through the painting...

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Michelle
It is nice to hear from you again.
Thank you for your comment.
Kind Regards

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Trevor,
This one is beautiful. It has harmonious color, edges that appreciate color more than line and a simplicity of composition. Let me explain the simplicity....
While you have many pieces they flow as three shapes, therefore it draws you in to look more. Nice.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Loriann.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your very interesting comment. "simpicity" I was unaware of the technicalities you describe. Your observations are indeed professional.
Kind Regards

Claudia said...

may I say wow!!I love these works!!mastery!!on the subtle