Watercolour on 325 gsm Moulin du Coq fine-grain watercolour paper
W&N tubes – Yellow Ochre, French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna

This small café/gallery is right at the centre of the town of Piégut in the Dordogne department of France. The market held in the town every Wednesday morning is one of the largest in the region. Whilst we were there last week, where Fran incidentally sold one of her paintings, I took to the streets with the camera.


watercolour, watercolor, market, café, people, street, sunlight, france

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    Wow….Ian, this is a superb w/c painting, There is so much i love about this…as always your command of light and shadow is breathtaking as is your attention to detail. Love the weathered side of the brick wall and the corrugated roofing over the cafe…beautiful work. Congrats to your wife…well done.!!!

  • Very kind of you Lisa. Much appreciated….thanks!

    – ian osborne

  • rjpmcmahon
    rjpmcmahonabout 3 years ago

    Couldn’t agree more with Lisa, masterful painting with amazing detail. Everything about it from the architecture, shopfronts and the humans. A fav mate, really well done :-))

  • Cheers Rick and thanks for the fave!

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    I just don’t know how you can take the most complicated scene & make it look so easy… never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous work. Send my congrats to Fran! She must be thrilled.

  • Never be daunted Marsha….ha ha!! Not as complex as it looks…better than landscapes for me any day.

    Thanks for nice comments. First market sale this summer so hope that’s a good sign!

    – ian osborne

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerabout 3 years ago

    Essence of sunshine portrayed in this, Ian. So convincing too. I love it!

  • Thanks Ann! Lots of sunshine this year so far!

    – ian osborne

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks Cindy.

    – ian osborne

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    Featured Work- May 8th, 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thanks for the feature Mary. Much appreciated!

    – ian osborne

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 3 years ago

    You can render our typical French scenes so well, Ian ! And this fantastic light of yours, always !…I would say “le vrai sens du terroir” concerning your subjects……

  • Merci Corinne. It’s only on market day that the town really comes alive.

    – ian osborne

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntabout 3 years ago

    So well done. The sunlight is fantastic in this piece.

  • Thank you Douglas!

    – ian osborne

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic scene Ian! I love the people!

  • Cheers Ken. Glad you like it.

    – ian osborne

  • sejramic
    sejramicabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful art

  • Thank you!

    – ian osborne

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