One of the aspects (among many) of the paintings of our charming English watercolour tutor, Trevor Lingard, is the fact that he invariably puts figures in his paintings, figures, moreover, who are usually ‘up to something’. They are doing something that captures my interest, tells a story. Like the watercolour above, of a family having fun in the Water Gardens in Piccadilly, Manchester, in England.
Figures are really important to enliven your paintings, Trevor says: “They help to created movement, scale and give character to a composition. Introducing them into your work could be the hallmark to success.”
Trevor’s made a special Painting Tip about how to incorporate figures into your paintings and you can find it on the Friends of The Watermill web page, by clicking here. Sign up to see them all – it’s free.
Trevor Lingard is a professional artist, tutor and demonstrator in watercolour, the painting medium he prefers. . He has won international acclaim for his unique style, in which spontaneity, immediacy and suggestion rather than detail are hallmarks, as well as the presence of directional light.