Friday, 22 May 2009

Dubrovnik

This is busy scene within the old city walls of Dubronik, Croatia.
It is a beautiful old city and thankfully it is being carefully restored after the Bosnia War.
Why do we never learn from the mistakes of the past.

42 comments:

Serena said...

Beautiful depiction of light and shade. A well thought out, full scene without being too busy. Lovely painting Trevor!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Serena
Thank you so much for your comments. I do appreciate that very much.
Kind Regard

Jenny Enochsson said...

Hi Trevor,

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. I appreciate that you want to follow it as well.

I am a follower of your blog now and am looking forward to reading it and watching your interesting art work.

/Jenny

laurens.paint.palette said...

Lovely as always, Trevor! I always love to study your paintings - you have perfect soft and hard edges and you loose strokes are always clean! Great job on this one!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jenny
The pleasure is mine.
Thank you again.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Lauren
Thank you for your comment. I do appreciate it very much.
Regards

Mary Paquet said...

Another lovely piece filled with life and light, plus your gorgeous washes. Beautiful!

Fernando Pena said...

Perfect brush economy, well done !!!!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Trevor,
It looks like a small corner of Venice, Dubrovnick is a breathtaking beautiful city with a lot of history. I am glad to see people are busy as ever there, as it was in bad shape after last war. Croatia has a lot of gems.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mary
Thank you for your generous comments. They are most welcomed.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Fernando
It is good that you have visited my blog.
I am very grateful for your comment.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello my friend Mariano
It is good for me that you have visited and I value your comments greatly.
Best Regards.

Sheila said...

Love the arches and the cool colors of the walls which are the perfect backdrops for the tourists!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Thank you, has always you describe the painting with experienced observasion.
Kindest Regard

Caio Fernandes said...

hi Lingard,it isnt the first time i came to visit your work and admire it.watercolours is a tricky tecnique , to work so well with it given the right nocion of light and shadow must to take time, i apreciate the way you do it.
about learn the mistakes of past... you right, but it is good to know the power of people to rebild the beaut.
in 2007 i spent 6 months in London studing, and then i traveled visiting many english tonws (i didnt go to yours), but i got amaized whit the way everything was reconstructed .
many people died at the war , but the madness is never strong enough to destroy the life and beaut .
i love your country and people, was the best thing in my life.
if one day you visit my blog ,would be a honnor , i have painted for more than 12 years, but england (arquiteture , people ,landscapes) had a definitive influence on my work .
thanks.

K-Art said...
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K-Art said...

Hello Trevor
Thank you for following and leaving such an inspiring comment on my blog.
I too look forward to following your blog as you produce wonderful art pieces, and I am honored that you follow mine.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Caio
Thank you kindly for visiting my blog and your very interesting comments. I do look forward to communicating with you again.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello K-Art
The pleasure is mine.
I wish you well in your studies and will watch your progress in art with much interest.
Best Regards

Galina Nikolova said...

Hello, Trevor,
I perfectly recognize his inspiring atmosphere of the east. Your watercolour is fantastic!
Hope some day you will have the chance to paint Tarnovo.
Regards from there.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful painting. So full of color and life and light. Reminds me of Sargent's watercolors of venice.

And such a good question. Will we ever.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Galina
Thank you as always for your very generous comments. You give me much pleasure reading your posts.
Perhaps I will visit your part of the world one day..it sounds inspiring.
Kindest regard

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Liz
It is so kind that you visit again and make comments that give me much encouragement.
Kind regards

CathM said...

Amazing how you capture the nuances of movement/life and the character/personality of the city. Lovely viewing :)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Cathrine
Thank you for your comments.
I do hope you will visit again.
Kind Regard

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Trevor. Liz is right, it does remind me of Sargent as well. Looks like you were there on a nice sunny day.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Edward
It is so good to hear from you again.
Yes..it was a very hot day. Infact unbearable. I thought of a plein air painting at the time, but it would have been impossible for me. I resorted to a photo for reference.
Thank you again

harrybell said...

Lovely painting, Trevor, and of particular interest to me as I've just booked a flight to Croatia later in the year. We're flying to Split, but haven't made plans beyond that yet.

HammelmanArt said...

Yes, the people are busy, but the use of blue calms the building for a perfect backdrop. I really like the palette choices here. Nice work.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Harry
It is good that you have visited again. I always value your encouragement and comments.
We stayed on an island called Lopud, just off Dubrovnik. Croatia is a lovely country. You will have a great time there.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Linda
I hope you and your family are well. Thank you for visiting again. Your comments give me a lift , which is what I need right now.
Kindest regards

A Brush with Color said...

I don't know how I stumbled on your work but it's wonderful. Love this!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Suzanne.
Thank you so much for visiting and especially that it has enabled me to visit your blog which is really good.
Best Regards

rjoynerartworks said...

Trevor,
Fabulous paintings. I have enjoyed looking through your blog and enjoy your style very much. Thanks for the inspiration.
I appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog too.
I look forward to studying your work and future posts.
best wishes.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Robert
Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments. I look forward to future communications.
Regards

Mineke Reinders said...

I just discovered your blog. Wonderful work!

Watercolorist said...

I like your controlled style of using minimal brush strokes and complimentary colors in muted tones. You work proves that less is more works well with this type of subject.
Jean

Freak said...

Very beautiful watercolours. Congratulations.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mineke
Thank you for those kind words.
Regards to you

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jean
Thank you so much for visiting and your comments. Especially from you that is very gratifying.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello and thank you kindly for your comments. They are very much appreciated.
Regards

Street-art-for-free said...

We never learn from the mistakes of the past because we never know the truth about it...

Wonderful works!
M