Artichokes? Not at that price! by ian osborne

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Artichokes? Not at that price! by 

Watercolour on 325 gsm fine-grain watercolour paper 30×20 cm
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Another scene from the Wednesday market at Piégut in the Perigord Vert region of France.
My wife – Fran Evans thinks that the woman has a disdainful expression, which gave me my title.

I think the man looks a bit of a turtlehead

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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  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 4 years ago

    It was market day today here too….artichokes are for sure too much expensive anyway !!
    Another beauty to your collection, Ian. Love both the man and the woman’s expression.
    Also, the “cageots” of veggies are super bien faits..

  • Thanks Corinne. Hard times for all at the market, especially at those prices!!

    – ian osborne

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 4 years ago

    what a wonderful watercolour Ian.. full of life and painted perfectly..can hear the hustle and bustle and I agree too expensive..keep walking :)

  • Thanks for the kind comment Linda.

    – ian osborne

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadealmost 4 years ago

    lovely work, I’m in awe of this talent Ian. :) So love the subtleties of light and shade you have here.

  • Thanks Anne. I’m having "flash’ trouble at the moment though!

    – ian osborne

  • rjpmcmahon
    rjpmcmahonalmost 4 years ago

    I am in awe as well, amazing detail & wonderful watercolor. Cost me $3.20 for 1 banana the other day :-))

  • Cheers Rick. Hope it was a monster at that price!

    – ian osborne

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 4 years ago

    WOW Ian…this is such a wonderful w/c painting. The detail is amazing. The perspective on the crates is so perfect…there is such a lot to look at…your skill with both brush and pen is very impressive. Love how you got the title…very clever and witty.

  • Thanks Lisa. This was a tricky one to paint, I have to admit!

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Ian. Your control over highlights and shadows is really fantastic. Like this one a lot. Well done buddy.

  • Thanks Jim. I was a bit hesitant to tackle it at first, but soon got into the swing!

    – ian osborne

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalalmost 4 years ago

    a great and brilliant work my friend..

  • Thanks José!

    – ian osborne

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    May 31st, 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thanks for the feature Mary…much appreciated.

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    I have no clue how I missed this one, but sure glad I came across it…it’s beautiful. Your people add so much interest to the story being told. I agree with Fran which makes for a perfect title. Congrats on the feature….so well deserved.

  • Thanks for a great comment Marsha. Glad you like it!

    – ian osborne

  • Kostas Koutsoukanidis
    Kostas Koutsou...almost 4 years ago

    Excellent! I like the expression of that couple… Very well done.

  • Thanks Kostas.

    – ian osborne

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