Friday, 27 February 2009

The City of London

I had to take a rare trip to London last weekend and whilst there visited the National Gallery to see some wonderful inspiring works of art. I took my painting gear but decided photography was my only way to get as much information I could, before travelling back up to the North of England the same day. This painting, which is still wet as I post, is of course Piccadilly. There were many people sitting on the steps which surrounds Eros statue. I have tried to capture the atmosphere of the day but I think it lacks the usual hustle and bustle of traffic.


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Trevor,
So glad you posted another painting.I love your work. Thank you for the kind words. Joan

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Joan.
It is good to hear from you.

Dean H. said...

Love this painting, Trevor! From the saving of the whites to the massing of the darks and the marvelous color palette... a very good composition.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Dean
Your comments give me much satisfaction and are very much appreciated.

Edward Burton said...

I love this one too, Trevor - you really captured the atmosphere and I really like the scale (greatness)of the buildings compared to the people. Wonderful job!

James Parker said...

Trevor, I have seen your comments pop up here and there, but I've never come to visit. Shame on me. Your work is simply fascinating to me. It's very good. I have never attempted your style, but you may inspire me. Like you, I have difficulty in painting from I seldom do it and rarely ever pleased with the results...when it comes to a photogenic memory, my brain forgot the film. Stop by and visit anytime.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Edward
Your comments are very much appreciated. It gives me much encouragement.

Trevor Lingard said...

Helo James
Thank you for visiting and your comments. I have followed your site and look forward to reading more.

TSL said...

Trevor, I have never been to England. Thank you for sharing a moment of your life visit there immortalized in your painting. Tina

Paula Villanova said...

Looks like it's bustling to me! I visited Picadilly in 1971...I'll bet it's changed a bit!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Tina
Its my pleasure to share with you and you must visit if you get the chance.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Paula
Times do change things, has everything.
Thank you for visiting my blog again. I do much appreciate it.

Shari said...

Absolutely perfect! I really like this one, Trevor, you have captured the light and the balance of looseness with detail is just right especially the buildings - really draws you into the painting.

I envy your trip - I enjoy visiting the National Gallery but do not get to London as often as I like. Great idea to take photographs and work on the paintings when you get back because your memory of the moment is also captured. Thanks for sharing.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Shari
Thank you for visiting.I hope you are well and painting as often has you can. I really appreciate your much valued comments.
Best Regards

Jala Pfaff said...

Marvelous. Your control of perspective is impressive.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Jala.
I am painting what I enjoy at the moment. Pushing boundaries have been my priority of late at a price, but a comfort zone like this, for me, is needed now and again.
Kind Regards

LSaeta said...

Wow! I am so glad I found you. Your watercolors are really amazing. Love all of your paintings, in fact! Thanks for sharing.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Leslie
So glad you visited. I look forward to future communications. Thank you for your comments too.


Hi Trevor,
Passing by and sure glad I stopped.
I like your skill to capture that face in the crowd [the portraits], your paintings are fantastic.
Happy painting.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Pete
Glad you stoppped by and I much appreciate your comments.

benjaminlois said...

hi Trevor!! really like this watercolour! and like too, well i love better say Picadilly Circus. last time i was at London i was sitting around that statue for an hour plus minus looking at the people just before go to the National Gallery... your work remind me that trip and love for that!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Benjaminlois
I am so pleased that it has reminded you of good times. Again thank you for visiting my blog.
I always enjoy your valued comments.

Watercolorist said...

I love your London scenes. I spent a year in London in 1965/66 and loved it. Have been back to visit a number of times. The colors you use capture the atmosphere and the vibe of this wonderful city.

Trevor Lingard said...

hello Jean
Thank you for visiting my blog.
It is good to hear from you again.

Fábio Cembranelli said...'s gorgeous, wonderful. Stunning perspective!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Fabio
Thank you for visiting my blog your comment and following.
I hope we continue to communicate.