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The Sax Player by ian osborne


Small (15.5" x 23.2")

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Watercolour on 325 gsm fine grain watercolour paper 30×20 cm

From a cropped photo. I was intrigued by the harsh stage lighting picking out only part of the subject.

Not my usual thing, but presently stuck for inspiration.

I paint watercolours and write short stories.

If you would like to pay me lots of money for my stories e-mail me

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago

    I can see your fascination with the light in this painting Ian, the shadowed areas look fantastic and add such an atmosphere to the work. Love the sax and the fingers too. Stuck for inspiration…well, you certainly found it here.

  • That’s very kind of you Lisa and thanks for the fave!!

    – ian osborne

  • C.C. Arshagra
    C.C. Arshagraabout 4 years ago

    Excellent! Really live feel, great hands (you understand) and it tells a moving story too!

  • Thanks CC..wish I could play it like this.

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    This is great, Ian – so different than your usual works. I love it when an artist takes on a new challenge, even if it’s from lack of inspiration, as you never know where it might lead. Love the stark contrast, allowing the viewer to fill in the rest lying in the shadows.

  • Hi Marsha..yeah a bit of a change. Nice to do something different once in a while!

    – ian osborne

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous work !

  • Thanks Rosalin.

    – ian osborne

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    Great work with the highlights in the saxophone Ian! Nicely done!

  • Thanks Ken. Glad you think the sax works!

    – ian osborne

  • Purplecactus
    Purplecactusabout 4 years ago

    now this is rather groovy old chap!!

  • Cheers Pete. Stan Getz eat your heart out!

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    I like it Ian, I think it brings even more attention to the sax, that you allowed the player to disolve into the dark.

  • Yeah it does make the player more anonymous, and saved me from doing any facial features!!

    – ian osborne

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    Featured Work JANUARY 11th, 2011

  • Thank you Mary. Glad you liked it.

    – ian osborne

  • sky   princess
    sky princessabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work.Congratulations on your well deserved feature.

  • Thank you sky princess!

    – ian osborne

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacabout 4 years ago

  • Wow…this is a great unexpected honour!

    – ian osborne

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