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Château at La Rochefoucauld, France by ian osborne

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Watercolour on 325 gsm fine-grain watercolour paper A4

W&N tubes – my usual palette

French Ultramarine
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Permanent Rose
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

I’ve painted this view before, but had to redo it as part of a commission for an association of local tourist offices, who want the paintings to use for the covers of brochures.

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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  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful painting. I am sure the were happy with it. I love all the detail here. It is fantastic work.

  • Thanks Monica. I HOPE they’ll be happy..but I’m not too worried!!

    – ian osborne

  • Christopher  Raggatt
    Christopher R...about 4 years ago

    Good man yerself Ian for gettin’ the local gig on this one!

  • Thanks Chris! Ain’t they got any local artists? Bit surprised, but delighted to get the work and publicity.

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    Very nice as usual. You & Fran make me want to visit France with all the lovely scenes you paint!

  • Thanks Marsha. Perhaps a job with the French Tourist Board next…ha ha!!

    – ian osborne

  • Racheli
    Racheliabout 4 years ago

    Superb watercolour work of art :)

  • Thank you Racheli.

    – ian osborne

  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaverabout 4 years ago

    A very fine piece Ian and definately Brochure work ! just the kind of thing that would appeal rather than a heavily painted scene. Light & luminous,with gorgeous fusions. I think you will be very busy !!!

    Kind regards Bill

  • Thanks Bill, let’s hope so!!

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    Will you offer discount tickets to your friends? :)

  • Naturally Marsha. Once I am in a position of power I will exploit it for my own ends just like everybody else!

    – ian osborne

  • rjpmcmahon
    rjpmcmahonabout 4 years ago

    Another wonderful painting Ian. Really like the trees & the detail in the Chateau. really well done.

  • Cheers Rick. G’day to you and good night this end!

    – ian osborne

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic view of this magnificent structure! Nicely done Ian!

  • Thanks Ken.

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    If your ears were burning the other night it was because I was discussing your work with my students. It was about how to develope your own identifiable style. Super job with this Ian.

  • I’m flattered and honoured Jim. Thank you.

    – ian osborne

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalabout 4 years ago

    this are a great and wonderful watercolour my friend..

  • Thanks José. Delivered it today!

    – ian osborne

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