Thursday, 12 May 2011

"Feed the birds, Tupence a bag"

A challenging composition but one I relish.
Of course I have used one of my own photos to capture the moment.
I would not dare attempt this composition without a reference.
I have tried to capture the panic of the young woman has she shares the bird food with these venetian pigeons.
Not exactly Mary Poppins is it?
More like Alfred Hitchcocks "The Birds".


John Salmon said...

Wonderful Trevor.

John Salmon. said...


Trevor Lingard said...

Hi John
Thank you so much for visiting again.
I hope you and your family are well.
Best wishes

John Salmon. said...

Fine thanks Trevor.

I'm certain you would have had more comments but blogger has been playing up again.

Keith Tilley said...

This isn't a subject that many people would attempt, I think, but you have managed it beautifully. I like the colour of the birds.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Trevor,
Hope all went well with that lady, those pigeons can be intimidating, more like cickens so fat and lazy! It's a great scene missing is the shoosh sounds of those wings when they attack!!!! Happy painting

jane minter said...

you've captured a wonderful moment and memory trevor...super watercolour ..we can't feed them anymore

Mark Sheeky said...

So good!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Keith
Thank you for your comments.
Indeed it was a challenge.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello mariano
It great to hear from you again.
I am sure the lady survived the attack. Her coat might have needed a clean afterwards though.
Hope you and your family are well.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Jane
You are very kind to visit.
Your comments especially are very welcomed.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Cheers Mark
Thank you for taking time to view my work.
I appreciate that very much
Kind Regards

TSL Living In Art said...

Hi, Treveor, I'm still living through your w/c. ;-)

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Tina
Thank you for visiting.
I have visited your blog and already found it interesting. I hope you will allow me to follow.
Kind Regards

Arti said...

Its so nicely done,composition wise! I have so many photos like this but never thought of turning them into painting :)Lovely colors, as usual.

Dean H. said...

So excellently done, my friend!!
This one gave me a big smile at all the excitement displayed so well.

I like the passerby giving a sideways/over the shoulder glance at all the commotion and keeps on going along.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello my friend Dean.
I am so pleased that you visited again.
Your comments show that you look at my work with interest.
Best Regards

Jala Pfaff said...

Nice job, Trevor!

Sheila said...

this is the title of one of my favorite songs of all time and you did it beautiful justice. It was so nice to see you visit Trevor! I hope you're doing well. You look handsome as ever. ;o)

Trevor Lingard said...

Dear Sheila
You are very kind with your comments about my work and my looks.
I am afraid the years are catching up somewhat as far as my looks are concerened. Lets hope my work does not deteriate the same.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you so much for visiting Jala.
I hope you are keeping well.
Kind Regards

BrandNewStudio said...


Jane said...

Fantastic painting , you captured masterly the whole scene, love the colors.
Have a nice weekend.

Dani said...

excellent work of watercolor with a dynamic and colorful, congratulations, I link you in my posts, greetings.

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

A challenging subject, but done so well!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Skizo
Thank you for visiting again.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you so much Jane.
You have a nice weekend too.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Dani
I am grateful that you will visit again.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Gretchen
You are very kind to visit and comment. Is is much appreciated.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous! You have me cringing along with the woman full of birds:) Love the added touch of the passing person looking back....she is probably thinking,,,whew, I am glad that is not me...........

Liana Yarckin said...

I have visited before. I saw a thumbnail of this on someone's blog. I loved the movement in the image and had to see more. Wonderful work as always. Wish you would post more.

Trevor Lingard said...

Thank you Cynthia.
I do hope you will visit again.
I hope you were not to scared of the pigeons.
Kind Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Liana
Thank you for your very nice comments,
You are very kind and generous with your words of encouragement.
Kind Regards

TSL @ Living in Art said...

Trevor, what is happening with you?
(love this piece)

Anonymous said...

Hi Trevor, still turning out exceptional work I see.

Colin Payne (St Chris's)

Peter Barker said...

Fabulous painting Trevor, absolutely top-notch mate!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Colin
It is good to hear from an old school friend. Thank you for visiting my blog again.
I hope you and your family are keeping well.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Peter
Your comments are especially very much appreciated.
Best Regards

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Tina
Thank you for visiting my blog.
I am pleased that you like this work.
You indeed have a good eye.
Kind Regards

Susan said...

Oh, this is just great. You have certainly accomplished your mission - her panic at the situation getting out of hand is evident. And I love the man walking away with just a backwaqrd glance. Wonderful work.

StreetLounge said...

Oh, beautiful!

Gina Carol said...

I love all your work Trevor. You catch masterfully the fleeting moment and, although you will need a photo for this Watercolor painting, the truth is that it seems that you've painted there!

ashok said...

This is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

Hello Trevor, I have a beautiful oil painting of London in the rain with horse drawn buses and carriages signed Lingard. Would this be your work?

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