Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Waiting in the wings

Its some while since last posting on my blog so I hope you will forgive my neglect.
I have some what cheated with this composition by putting two photos I took of one model together. The young woman kindly posed for our art society some time ago. That is the beauty of photography has a reference. Perhaps the purists would frown, but I will resort to any inspirational reference for my fix.


40 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

what a wonderful work !!

Sheila said...

No apology necessary! Life happens. I love this. A departure from your usual cityscapes but a delight for the eyes nonetheless.

siete said...

Geniously made this watercolour, Trevor. It seems to be a Degas's work.

Greattings.

Mineke Reinders said...

Beautiful, and indeed reminiscent of Degas. I especially enjoy the "lost" edges and subtle color shifts in this piece. No need to apologize for using photography: it's the inspiration that matters, not how it's recorded. That's my two cents at least...

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Trevor,
this was worth waiting for. What an expressive piece! I could not believe watercolor was so powerfull, but clearly it is. I am convinced now that when you use a photo reference, a lot of your memories and persona go into the piece, making it more as your own creation,versus representing what your eyes see. A masterfull watercolor!

Arti said...

You were missed, Trevor! This is a lovely piece.I hope you keep creating and posting your delightful work in days to come....

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Caio
Thank you so much.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Sheila
You give me much encouragement.
It is always a pleasure to hear from you.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Siete
I am pleased you like it.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mineke
Thank you so much for your comments. Your 2 cents is money well spent and very much appreciated.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Mariano (friend)
It is good to hear from you. Your interpretation of photography reference is exactly my view too.
Best Regards to you and your family.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Arti
You are very kind.
Sometimes other things become your priority. But I look forward to contributing to blogland again.
Best Wishes

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Trevor, was waiting to see your work. Great painting and great concept as usual. Keep Blogging!
Pencil Sketch: Rajasthani Man playing flute

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Mehga
Its nice to hear from you again.
Kind Regards

Cesc Ginesta said...

Chapeau!!!!!

Cesc

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Cesc

Kate said...

Wonderfull Trevor.
And I have miss you.

Desiree Cassidy said...

So Beautiful!!! I love dancers, you captured the grace and softness perfectly!

Dean H. said...

Gloriously done, Trevor! You've combined the two dancers beautifully.
The camera is one of my most essential tools!

DEB said...

I must be impure. I prefer to work from photographs instead of plein air or live models. Still lifes are okay because they don't move and the lighting doesn't change. I take forever to create my works, so photos suit me and I think your rendition is masterful!!

splynch said...

You are in good company Trevor, Degas is said to have used the same devise.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful piece, Trevor - glad you're back!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Kate
Thank you so much.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Desiree
I am glad that you like it.
Thank you so much.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Dean
Thank you for your comments. They are especially wellcomed.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sarah
It is good to hear from you.
Thank you for visiting and for your comments.
I hope you are well and still producing those lovely fresh watercolours.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Edward
Its good to hear from you again.
Thank you for your encouragement
Kindest Regard

benjaminlois said...

hi Trevor!! is Benjamin, iam on the way again... you know, everything change but your watercolour!! are always excellent!

Trevor Lingard said...

Its good to hear from you Banjaminlois.
Thank you for taking time to visit.
I hope you are well.
Best Regards

Connie Schaertl said...

Your watercolors are masterful! You've done such a wonderful job of creating a moment, no matter what your reference was --- live models, a photographed practice session or one model photographed in two poses. Beautiful!

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you so much Connie.
I appreciate your comments so much.
Thank you for visiting.
Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Dear Deb
Thank you for visiting my blog and your very encouraging comments.
I am pleased you support the use of photography.
Kind Regards

Sjamesportraiture said...

A moment captured, beautiful simple palette, the dancers are so graceful and delicate

Trevor Lingard said...

Dear Sarah
Thank you for your very encouraging comments. I do appreciate that a great deal.
Kind Regards

ruma2008 said...

Hello, Trevor Lingard.
I was impressed by your picture very much.
ruma

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Ruma
It is very good that you visit my blog and comment. I do hope you will call again.
Regards.

Antonio Castello said...

your watercolors are very nice
Greetings from Spain

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Antonio and my good wishes to you.

Fernando Pena said...

Trevor
Wonderful watercolour

iracema forte caingang said...

Oi!Gosto muito das suas obras de arte e das bailarinas em especial. A primeira tela que pintei aos nove anos de idade foi uma bailarina sem pés e sem cabeça, mais para mim ela era perfeita.
Tudo de bom beijão.