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Old Doorway with Bougainvillea by ian osborne

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Watercolour on 325 gsm fine grain watercolour paper 30×20 cm
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This painting is taken from a licence-free photograph found on Morgue File which was taken in the region of the famous tombs of the Qutb Shahi dynasty in Hyderabad, India. I invented the tiled foreground for a bit of extra colour and interest.

I paint watercolours and write short stories.

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  • Neil Jones
    Neil Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    nice work, good use of shadows

  • Thanks Neil.

    – ian osborne

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 4 years ago

    So romantic and beautiful Ian! Love it.

  • Merci Béatrice!

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Ah, so you’ve found Morgue File, too….it’s a great resource. Such a lovely painting this is. I love the overall feel of the piece & the nice changes you’ve made…the colorful tiles add alot of warmth & character.

  • Very kind Marsha. I still spend ages trying to find something I like on morgue file though.

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    Marsha usually jumps in and says what I wanted to most of the time Ian. LOL I truly do agree with her. The lovely shadows and detail on the tiles really make this piece special. Very nice work.

  • Thanks very much Jim.

    – ian osborne

  • hollypaino
    hollypainoalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature Holly!

    – ian osborne

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 4 years ago

    pure good

  • Thanks Bobby.

    – ian osborne

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 4 years ago

    such a beautiful and sensitively done painting! great subject matter, too : )

  • Thank you Micklyn..much appreciated!

    – ian osborne

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    You are able to really capture the sunshine and warmth in your work. The light and shadows are beautiful. Another lovely painting Ian.

  • Thanks Lisa and for the fave. Yeah, I was pleased with this one!

    – ian osborne

  • René Pouzet
    René Pouzetover 3 years ago

    J’aime beaucoup votre style, tout en finesse

  • Merci René!

    – ian osborne

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Stunning work! Very intriguing subject! Love the slightly open door and flowers climbing the wall!

  • Thanks Angie. Sorry for late reply!

    – ian osborne

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