Monday, 20 April 2009

I painted this watercolour recently and found the composition interesting. The lady with the umberella does look a little harsh, but she may have reason!
I wonder what their thoughts are.


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Trevor,
your new posting always result in a pleasant surprise. The two heads complement each other so well , i think i can hear the wheels moving inside their brain, all cooled down by those vastly different hats. It is a very intriguing ans stimulating watercolor

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mariano
Thank you for your very encouraging words of encouragement.
I do appreciate that a great deal.
Best Regards

Anonymous said...

hello Lingard,
beautifull painting,
perfect colors..

Sheila said...

She probably wondering why she didn't think about wearing a bigger hat so she wouldn't have to lug around an umbrella like that clever lady looking all smug now.

Wonderful painting Trevor!

Arti said...

Sheila has made a very clever comment so I won't dwell on the subject!But these two ladies are perfect foil to each other..and your art is as good as ever! Lovely composition, Trevor.

L.Holm said...

Really lovely, Trevor. I feel l'm standing on a street corner, and these two have just walked up. So fun to see your distant figures, and now close up. The woman with the umbrella looks alert and expectant to me--as if she's waiting for a friend or a cab. Love the patch of light on the forward lady's neck and hat.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

This is great Trevor. I admit that I find portraiture in watercolor almost impossible to do. You've done a great job here.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Carla
Thank you kindly for your comments.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Sheila
Yes she does look smug now you come to mention it.
So glad you have visited again. I do enjoy your comments.
Kind Regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Arti
Thank you for your very encouraging comments. I do appreciate it very much.
Kind Regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Liz
Your observation is spot on.
I am very grateful that you visit my blog and make such positive comments.
Kindest Regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Stephen
I do find portraits difficult too. I usually create a pose with an hidden face were I can. I am afraid the likeness is zero. But I do try and give character.
Thank you has always for your comments.

Morgaine said...

Beautiful work Trevor !

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Morgaine
Thank you.
I do value your comments greatly.
Kind Regards

Mary Paquet said...

Trevor, beautiful indeed. I love the way the light rakes across the hat and upper soulders of the forward woman. I am especially fond of the pieces you do set in an earlier era. Such a wonderful imagination and execution. The mill workers on holiday were also intriguing.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mary
Thank you for calling again. I am pleased that you find the nostalgia pieces intriguing.
It is nice to hear from you again too.
Kindest Regard

Megha Chhatbar said...

You said it right Trevor! Women with umbrella is looking harsh! But the other woman's eye and nostrils are really well done! :)

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Megha
I appreciate you constructive comments and that also gives me much encouragement.
Kind Regards

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful piece, Trevor. Really nice composition.

Encre said...

Hi! I am comming here for the fist time and it is a very exciting discovery.Your evocative style is fabulous. Lot to learn from here. Thanks.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Edward.
I appreciate your comments very much.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Encre
I am pleased you have visited my blog and appreciate your comments.I do hope we continue to communicate,

Virginia Palomeque said...

Hello Trevor, excuses by my English, your watercolors are excellent, transmit much force and sensitivity. Wonderful.
Virginia Palomeque

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Virginia
Your English is very good. Please forgive me for not communicating in your language. Thank you for visiting and your very welcomed comments.
Kind Regard

Cheryl said...

Very nice painting Trevor! You do a great job conveying the mood in the faces. I laughed when I read one comment that the umbrella lady is irked that she didn't think to wear a bigger hat like her friend!

Juan Carlos Eberhardt said...

muy buenos trabajos , salud

Főfüge said...

Your pictures are very beautiful! This thinking lady is particularly.
I come back later, then!
Thank you!