Saturday, 25 April 2009


I do like to put figures in my paintings. I think the chap leaning on his stick is asking the lady next to him for a date!!!
Perhaps she is refusing his advances and playing hard to get!
I wonder what the two pals are thinking!


pencilportraits said...

You create so much to look at at once, it is so busy and real

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Karie
Thank you for your comment. Its much appreciated.
Kind Regards

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Insightful and beautifully painted.Wonderful watercolor,as usual.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Fabio
Coming from you especially your comments give me much encouragement.
Thank you

Celeste Bergin said...

A light filled lovely painting of old people who, despite your hopeful dating comment seem caught up in their own private worlds. I like it very much..they are along together. :)

Sheila said...

I love this Trevor. You're as skilled with figures as with your cityscapes. I like how you are able to paint a scene where people can fill in their own story to the painted figures.

Diane Morgan said...

This is great. Your work is so loose and lovely, and you expertly maintain the whites. I'm very impressed.

Morgaine said...

Wonderful Trevor ! love everything about it

Encre said...

Savoureux! It is so animated and ever viewer can create his or her own story.

L.Holm said...

LOL - I love your commentary as much as the painting, Trevor. What a wonderful collection of figures. You give so much information with such a few gorgeous washes and perfectly placed details. wonderful!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Trevor,
the singularity of each character is what attracts me the most, the humanity of it is what bind all together. The narrative
add to the drama. Grand.

splynch said...

Lovely painting full of character and light.

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Trevor. I really like the narrative you sdded.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Celeste
Thank you kindly for visiting and your comments which give me a boost.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
You always give me encouragement and make me feel better if I am a bit down. What would I do without your comments.
Kindest Regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Diane
Your comments especially give me much encouragement.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Morgaine
Thank you so much. I do appreciate everything you say.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Encre
Thank you for visiting my blog and your very kind comments

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Liz
Thank you for complimenting my comentary. I am afraid I struggle but hopefully it is meaningful enough. Thank you kindly for visiting again. I do appreciate that.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mariano
You give me much encoragement. I am very greatful.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Sarah
It is good to hear from you again. It is always a pleasure for me.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Especially.. this is very kind and generous of you.
Best Regards

Arti said...

Cute!The painting has the same energy and movement as all of your works do.Interesting to see how a little body movemnet can do to interpretation of a painting!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Arti
Your observations are from your experience, which I value greatly.
Thank you so much for your comments.

Sheila Wedegis said...

Trevor what you do with watercolor is amazing. Another beautiful piece. I'm thinking she gve him directions and he didn't listen now they are stuck there.LOL..

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
I think your story is a yet.
Thank you for visiting again and your welcomed comments.
Kind Regards

Anonymous said...

A beautiful watercolour painting with a variety of stories caught up in it!

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you for visiting african tapestry. I appreciate your comments.

siete said...

Trevor, it's a delicious watercolor, a fantastic work....I admire your work. I'm also a watercolor painter
Thanks for posting it.

Mary Paquet said...

Trevor, you are so accomplished at doing people in waterolor. I love the way you capture the light.

Hum, what are those two fellows thinking? Perhaps the one on the right is hoping the bus will arrive soon, and the one on the left is making his grocery list. I think the lady is right to play hard to get. I love people caught in everyday moments.

Jared Kelley said...

Thanks Mr Lingard: I was intrigued by the expressiveness of your watercolors. The emotions are immediately tangible. I have dabbled in the medium however I tend to have the stolidness of an architect. I am glad to be following your works. - Jared

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Siete
I am pleased to meet a fellow watercolourist. Thank you for calling at my blog.Your comments are very generous. Thank you

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello mary
Thank you for your comments. Your story is very good. You have an imagination which is inspiring.
Kindest Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Jared
Please do call me Trevor.
Thank you for your very intersting comments. There is nothing wrong in being likened to an Architect. Your work has fine proud.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wow, I love this one. It tells a story. Actually that's what I like about your work.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Joan
It is good to hear from you . I hope you are well.
Thank you for your nice comment. I am pleased you like this one.
Kindest Regard

Dean H. said...

Lol...his two friends are probably holding out for younger chicks! Just joking of course.
Very lovely watercolor, are the master!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Dean
It is very good to hear from you again. I always enjoy your comments. I think you might be right with this story line. Looks like the chap with the cap gets to choose first.
Best Regards

Galina Nikolova said...

Again you made me involved in your story. I almost heard them talking.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Galina
Your comments are always meaningful. I do appreciate your visits. Thank you so much.

CathM said...

The individuality of each character woven in the narrative going on in this painting is magic! Subtle and realistic at the same time. I really like this one :)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Catherine
Thank you for visiting and your interesting comments.
I do hope we will continue to follow and communicate.
Kind Regards

Cheryl said...

Trevor, again... a great watercolor! I love how you preserve the white of the paper in so many interesting place. I also appreciate the variety of greys that you get. I find it hard to make greys/neutrals and I've got to work harder at that. Inspiring!

Steele Lindsey said...

I don't know if she is going to accept the date, but I hope she does! Very lovely, very sweet, very enchanting.

David Patterson said...

I love this piece Trevor! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your kind's very much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

With minimal brush strokes you have captured a wonderful scene and mood. An elderly gathering, enjoying a moment in the sun together, reminiscing the past perhaps, while at the same time enjoying being part of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The greyed colors are perfect.

Paula Villanova said...

I really like this collection of people and the gestures you have captured. Beautiful!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Cheryl
Thank you kindly for your very welcomed comments.
Kindest Regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Tina
I`m sure she will. They look well matched.
Thank you for your comments.
It is so good to hear from you again.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi David
The pleasure was mine.
I do hope we continue to communicate.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jean(watercolourist)
Thank you so much for your welcomed comments.
You have extended the story further which has given a touch of sentimental feeling. I do appreciate that very much.
Kindest Regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Paula
Your comments are always gratefully recieved. Thank you very much for visiting again.
Kindest Regard

Ande said...

Hi Trevor,

Wonderful and poignant paintings. Timeless. I associate them with English literature from the 20’s and 30’s (my favorite era in literature). I will follow your blog henceforth.

Best regards


Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Ande
Thank you for visiting my blog and especially your very welcomed comments.
I have visited your blog and found your postings to be very interesting too.
I hope we continue to communicate.

Jenny Enochsson said...

Hello Trevor,

I really like your blog and find your art very interesting and beautiful.

There are so many nuances and undertones in your characters' facial expressions.

Best regards,


Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jenny
I am pleased that you have visited my blog. Your comments are very kind. I am very appreciative.

Carina Felice said...

Congratulations about your fantastic work, i like very very very much!
regards from Buenos Aires...

ruma2008 said...

When I watch this picture, the beating of people and a flow of the blood can understand it.
People totally live and seem to be there.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Carina
I appreciate your comments.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Ruma for you observations which are very descriptive.
Kind Regards