Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Alfresco

I am having another odd day today. I have painted three different watercolours in my desperation to achieve an ecceptable standard of satisfaction.
Why oh why is the journey so frustrating at times.


47 comments:

laurens.paint.palette said...

Trevor! How do you always manage the perfect use of hard and soft edges? You make watercolor look effortless! I'm sorry you are having a day where satisfaction doesn't come as easily as you'd like- but your painting are wonderful!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Trevor,
if you are satisfied so am I. Fabriano , Canson even more! Did you go vacationing in Spain? Lucky you. When I look at it an explosion of colors is serenading my eyes! Lovely .

Watercolorist said...

Another wonderful, loose watercolor. I really enjoy your style - something I aspire to - minimal strokes that depict the scene with lots of atmosphere.
Jean

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Lauren
I am embarrased that I should complain..forgive me.
Your comments are so generous.
Thank you

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mariano
Corfu was the destination. I do love the atmosphere of these little alleys. Thank you very much for your kind words I do appreciate it a great deal.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jean
Thank you for visiting and your comments. I know you enjoy a loose style which I see is similar to your own.
Kind Regards

Michelle Burnett said...

Hi Trevor,
Although you may be frustrated, your results are lovely! I really like the repetition of the red tableclothes.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Michelle
It is rather selfish of me to complain, and I must again apologise. My high and lows get extreme at times. Thank you kindly for visiting and your warming comments.
Regards

benjaminlois said...

hi Trevor!! what can i say?? you are right... the journey is frustrating at times but ther are accasions when taht frustation become art... your Alfresco is one of those occasions!!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Banjaminlois
Your words are very warming. I thank you very much for giving me encouragements.
Kindest Regard

Morgaine said...

Beautiful work work trevor as always,
could you pop by my blog I have listed you for an award.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Morgaine
Thank you for calling and commenting. It is always good to hear from you.
Kind Regards

L.Holm said...

Hi, Trevor. I know those weeks so well. Am having one myself--scraping and mixing mud, and battling each stroke. I have to say, your struggle isn't apparent in this painting. It's fresh, energetic and beautiful!
Liz

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Liz
I realise that I am not alone, and that these are times that we have to except has part of the process.
Thankfully artists like yourself are very supportive and undertanding.
Thank you very much for that.
Regards

splynch said...

By the time I get here it always seems as if everyone else has already said it all. I can sympathize with your frustration without necessarily agreeing with your self-criticism. All the best.

Jeremy Deveraturda said...

to me this is the meaning of watercolor, a push/pull process that can sometimes be frustrating.. i like this one because you managed to create an atmosphere without it being overworked -- i think the white of the paper is really helping this, too!

Paula Villanova said...

I really like this. At very first glance, I thought it may be an abstract, but upon further looking, began to notice the recognizable shapes of tables with umbrellas and people dining. Fun to look at and delightful colors!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sarah
It is nice that you have called and I do appreciate that very much.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Jeremy
Thank you for your encouragement. Your comments are very much respected.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

hello Paula
Your comments have given me a lift.
Thank you for visit again. I do appreciate that very much.
Kind Regards

Arti said...

Hi Trevor..looks like i am late here! A lively piece of art; I must say. I am amazed at your ability to paint such a vivacious picture in watercolors !
Great work, a joy to watch.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Arti
You are not late at all! It is always good to hear from you.
Thank you for your comments.
Glad your back in the painting fever too.
Kind Regards

Edward Burton said...

This is another fantastic painting, Trevor - I love it.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Edward
You are very generous with your comment. Thank you so much for visiting again
Kind Regards

sam said...

I think we sometimes spot things in our own work which we aren't happy with, but not everyone sees the same! Trevor, to me your watercolours are exceptional and they are all of a high standard.
If you have a bad day, just think tomorrow will be different!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Sam
Your words are from experience.
I thank you for that.
Best Regards

perez.art said...

Thank you Trevor for stopping by my blog and for your comment!

I have removed the following tracking system because between the followers appeared a person with a extravagant taste for immoral websites according to his personal profile, I do not want again that person among my followers, so I override that system in my Blog.
I am very grateful for the visits and comments on my blog, I have seen your paintings too, you has extraordinary watercolors skills, I will continue visiting your blog to see more new things, thanks for visiting.
Alex

perez.art said...

Trevor,hello, I just add your Blog to my fellow artists links list in my Blog.
best
Alex

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Alex
Thank you for visiting and your comments. I am sorry to hear you have had a nasty visitor to your blog. I do hope he does not follow mine.
Thank you for including me in your artists links too. You are very kind. I will reciprocate your link.
Regards
Trevor

Jala Pfaff said...

Do you mean "acceptable"?

Oh I know this feeling of frustration!!! But remember, just as it comes, it goes again.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jala
Thank you for calling
I am sure you are right. I am sure it is a mind game at times. Perhaps I am in a rut and need to decide on a new direction. My principle have been that painting is for enjoying, but I am afraid I am not practising that of late.
Sorry for the gloom and doom. I will get through it has you say.
Kindest Regard

Sheila said...

I hope all these deserving comments have reinforced our belief and admiration of your talent Trevor. Aren't we always our worst critique? Aren't we also so thankful for friends like these who can see and point out the best in us? I love the light and bright pops of white in these highlighted by your skillful use of darks. Your deliberate lack of detail has the viewer fill in the blanks and therefore draws them further into your paintings!

Trevor Lingard said...

Has always Sheila you give me much needed encouragement.
I do appreciate everybodies support immensly especially yours. I do feel rather, that I am fishing for compliments and sympathy. I do hope that is not coming over to the viewer.
Again Kindest Regards

Sheila Wedegis said...

This beautiful Trevor! I just want to be there..the light and atmosphere..lovely!
Sheila

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Sheila
Thank you for visiting and your comments. It is nice to hear from you again.
I do hope you are well and the dogs are keeping you busy.
Kind Regards

HammelmanArt said...

Certainly successful with this one! I like the repetition of the red above the awning and the people on the stairs to lead the eye around. Very nice!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Linda
I hope you are well and keeping busy with you sailing and of course painting.
Thank you for visiting again. It is good to hear from you.
Your comments are much appreciated.
Kindest Regard

Carol Nelson said...

I think you succeeded very nicely in this painting. The amount of detail could be overwhelming, but your SUGGESTION of details is just right.
I am in awe of your water color abilities.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Carol
Thank you for visiting again.
I am humbled that you should take time to pass on your valuable comments, which gives me much encouragement.
Kindest Regard

Galina Nikolova said...

I imagine it in A-major.
Very fresh, deep volume and fresh mood.
Galina
Kindest regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Galina
You sound a musical lady.
Jazzy and smooth ...like your favourite sax palyer Stan Getz!!!
Its always good to hear from you with your very interesting comments.
Kindest Regards

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Trevor..More frustrating the journey is...better the results are...And I can see it here..:) Well done!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Megha
I hope you are right ...but I`m not sure.
Thank you for your encouraging words.
I appreciate that very much.
Kind Regards

Cheryl said...

Trevor,
There's nothing left to be said... I read all of the comments & replies above. However, I can't resist commenting that I understand your frustration - you're the only one seeing both "what you wanted to paint" and "what you did paint". From my perspective as a viewer you hit a home run!
Watercolor is a hard taskmaster... I love it!
Cheryl

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Cheryl
Thank you for visiting my blog and following.
You comments are very encouraging and I thank you for that.
I do hope we continue to communicate.
Kind Regards

Cathy said...

I'm visiting your blog thanks to Fabio and I love what I'm seeing! This watercolour is so powerfully evocative!

kanishk said...

I just want to be there..the light and atmosphere..lovely!

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