Friday, 13 March 2009

Eros Statue

I seem to have been painting alot of life study pieces these last few weeks, has discipline for observation and technique. However I found my desire to go back to architecture and crowd scenes irresistable, has a resulted I have done this painting from references taken on my recent trip to London. I was surprised how patina green the statue was. Unfortunately I found it appropiate not to include eros in the composition. A bit naughty really I suppose, but it adds intrigue.

32 comments:

Sheila said...

I like this Trevor! The visitors loop around the fountain like part of the sculpture. Beautiful

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

This is a nice one Trevor. I don't miss the statue at all because the painting seems to be about the people gathered around it, their gesture and postures.

Serena said...

Wonderful atmosphere created here Trevor. I really like the interplay of the light with the shadow :o)

Galina Nikolova said...

I do like this one. The way you manage to include all figures and colours in a whole moving expression. By the way, "galina gteen", sounds good to me.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Galina.
You got me again..
Of course it is Patina not your name sake Galina....
I`ve got your name on the brain.
The oxidisation of copper give this colour, but I dont think the statue is copper.
Its good to hear from you and espesially your comments.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Thank you for visiting again. I do enjoy your comments and espesially your smile.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Stephen
That is reassuring and I value your comments indeed.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Serena
I am very pleased you have called again and made such nice comments. It is very much appreciated.
Kind Regards

splynch said...

Yes! I was there just last week, who needs a statue anyway? The people are what counts.

Paula Villanova said...

That's ok...you can just paint it again!

Jala Pfaff said...

On the far right side, there's a couple of little purplish people silhouttes. Don't ask me why, but I LOVE them!

Desiree Cassidy said...

Oo, very nice.
The world would look so sweet if it were always in watercolour :)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sarah
You are quite right.
Lovely to hear from you.
I hope you enjoyed your trip to the UK.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Thats it Paula ..
You are very kind and forgiving.
Kind Regards.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Jala
It is funny how just a suggestion creates imagination.
Thank you for visiting again, I do look forward to that.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Thats true Desiree.
So kind of you to call. It is always nice to hear from you.
Kind Regards

LSaeta said...

This is fantastic. I am amazed at what you can do wtih watercolors. you captured the light perfectly and the "hustle and bustle" is so perfectly depicted. Lovely painting.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Leslie
I am so very pleased you have visited my blog and your comments are especially valued to me has you are an extremely good artist.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Trevor,
Your work is amazing. It's wonderful following your post, I love your watercolors.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you so much Joan.
It is always a pleasure communicating with you.
Kindest Regards

Michelle Burnett said...

Trevor, Beautiful work... I love how your brushwork gives the scene so much life!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Michelle
You are very kind visiting my blog again. I am humbled by the response from fellow artists who are kind enough to visit and make comments.
We all need some encouragement and I appreciate it very much.
Kind Regards

Dean H. said...

Beautiful work, Trevor! One of he hallmarks of your style, to me, is how you so perfectly preserve and use the whites...not an easy task!

Greywolf-Art said...

Excellent watercolour as usual Trevor, I spent many a misspent afternoon on those steps as a young man so I know the place very well LOL.

BTW the green patina is because the statue is made of bronze, which is a miture of copper and tin, the copper causes the green oxidisation when a bronze statue is not looked after properly, when I used to live in london the statue was more of a dark brown-black colour - like it should be!

Zhao Jinxing said...

Hello Trevor Lingard,the recent conduct of my busy, long time do not have access to your blog, and very much admire your work, I wish you a healthy and happy!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Dean
Its good to hear from you. I hope you are keeping well.
You are very kind. I do value your comments greatly.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Grey wolf
You are a mind of useful information. I think the green is very striking and perhaps the authorities think the same in order to save money.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Zhao.
You are a busy man with your work and that must take priority. I am so greatful that you have found time to visit and comment.
Kindest REgards to you and your family.

Mary Paquet said...

Trevor, I just found your blog from Jean Lurssen's blog. I love your work!! You've nailed the art of suggestion.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mary
Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments. I hope you will visit again.
Kind Regards

Watercolorist said...

Like your shadowing. Adds depth to a lively scene. Also like the looseness of the piece. London is an exciting place.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you for your comments Jean.
It is always nice to hear from you.
OI do hope you are well.
Kind Regards