Abandoned House, St. Front la Riviere, France by ian osborne

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Watercolour on 325 gsm fine grain paper 30×20 cm

W&N tubes – Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green and Raw Umber

Dedicated or just plain nuts

We did an expo in this village a couple of weeks ago and sold nothing. I took a photo of this empty house.

This morning we did the market at Piégut and sold nothing.

Undaunted, the artist came home and did another painting.

I paint watercolours and write short stories.

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    I think it’s called perseverance! Hey, if it results in another great painting, then not all is lost. You’ve captured the run down look of this place very well.

  • Yeah I’m not complaining Marsha, just having my fun with words! thanks for the comment.

    – ian osborne

  • Glenn Marshall
    Glenn Marshallover 4 years ago

    Know the feeling well Ian – but agree with Marsha – you got something good out of it!

  • Thanks Glenn. Enjoyed doing it too!

    – ian osborne

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 4 years ago

    It’s definitely called ‘perseverance’ as Marsha said it well above ! Plus, you know today is Bastille Day and usually, the froggies are not good buyers on that day or not in the mood for it ….they want to dance, faire la fête, watch the fireworks all over the different places and that’s it. I’m sure you’ll have more chance on
    another day.
    I can recognize your style very well now Ian. Love all the colours used

  • Thanks Corinne. yes we were right near the chapiteau for the midi feast and they were all dressing in mediaeval costume and one man dressed as a bear. All the kids were having their faces painted by a very talented young lady. Unfortunately we had to pack up early because of the rain. Dommage!!

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    My wife is telling me we may need to put up another storage shed just to house my paintings. LOL Know well the feelings Ian. You’ve given this abandoned building a fine look of elegance. Very fine work.

  • Thanks Jim. The worst thing for me is that I’m piling up work that should be framed and hanging somewhere. Good frames are so expensive here.

    Keep up the good work!

    – ian osborne

  • Purplecactus
    Purplecactusover 4 years ago

    I love the gentle colour palette that you use. Another smashing work of art Ian. Heres hoping for plenty of future sales for you :o)

  • Thanks Pete. Real nice of you.

    – ian osborne

  • citywind
    citywindover 4 years ago

    Good watercolor…..nice and kind….Congrat.

  • Thank you.

    – ian osborne

  • Blended
    Blendedover 4 years ago

    In Art Up Close!

  • Thanks very much Blended.

    – ian osborne

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Excellent painting Ian!
    Congratulatns on your very well deserved Feature!

  • Thank you Elisabeta.

    – ian osborne

  • Kostas Koutsoukanidis
    Kostas Koutsou...over 4 years ago

    Simple but beautiful… I love it.

  • Thanks Kostas.

    – ian osborne

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Elizabeth.

    – ian osborne

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