Vue de Gordes, France by ian osborne


Small (23.2" x 15.6")

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Watercolour on 325 gsm fine grain watercolour paper 30×20 cm
W&N tubes – French Ultramarine, Yellow Ochre and Permanent Rose

The hilltop village of Gordes is in the Vaucluse department of Southeast France.

All the buildings are made of stone and use terracotta roof tiles. No fences are allowed, only stone walls. All electrical and telephone cables have been put underground. The streets are stone-paved. (Thanks Wikipedia)


watercolour, watercolor, village, sunlight, france, townscape

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    Wow, what a view & beautifully done. You guys have so many pretty things to look at over there. By the way, how’s Fran…been missing her here on RB.

  • Thanks Marsha. Fran’s fine – working on a painting of a young girl. Her acrylics take longer. I started painting this one today. (Sketched it out yesterday.)

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 3 years ago

    Wow, I’m really impressed with this one Ian. Fantastic architectural landscape.

  • Thanks Jim.

    – ian osborne

  • rjpmcmahon
    rjpmcmahonover 3 years ago

    Wow again Ian, the devil is in the detail as they say. Fantastic :-))

  • Cheers Rick…not as detailed as you think!!

    – ian osborne

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovover 3 years ago

    Outstanding painting! The composition is so interesting!

  • Thanks Paulina. It’s a great looking place.

    – ian osborne

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 3 years ago

    Great composition! I love the view!

  • Thanks Ken. Perfectly situated village, isn’t it?

    – ian osborne

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    Featured Work MARCH 1st, 2011


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  • Thanks Mary…I missed it!

    – ian osborne

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful watercolor and interesting information. I wish more powerlines were underground in our country. Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks very much Angie.

    – ian osborne

  • artbyrachel
    artbyrachelover 3 years ago

    This is a fab painting. I as there in Sept 2009….great place and this does it justice.

  • Glad you like it Rachel. With a view like this I had a great start.

    – ian osborne

  • Kostas Koutsoukanidis
    Kostas Koutsou...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful place Ian. I have been visiting this little old town often every time we visit France (my wife is a French girl born in Marseilles…). Very well done!

  • Thank you Kostas.

    – ian osborne

  • Colombe  Cambourne
    Colombe Cambo...over 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful scene Ian, I love the composition.
    I think the colours you’ve used are spot on, they’re the exact tones that you can see in that part of France and I think it’s amazing how you managed to reproduce the feel of the place.
    Makes me homesick!

  • Glad you liked it Colombe. Sorry it made you homesick!

    – ian osborne

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