Watercolour on 325 gsm fine grain watercolour paper 30×20 cm

W&N tubes – French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre and Permanent Rose

Taken from a photo found on Wet Canvas….I think.


watercolour, light, shade, mexican, grandmother, old, woman, chair, door

I paint watercolours and write short stories.

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  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 2 years ago

    Merveilleux !!!

  • Merci bien!

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    Wow, this is fabulous. Love how you caught the light in this one. The image evokes alot of feeling & can be taken many ways. Is the woman just sunning herself, resting from her walk around the village, or maybe feeling the loneliness of old age? Really nice, Ian.

  • Thanks Marsha. There was a cat on the chair in the original photo which I decided to omit so maybe she was just chatting with the cat! The photo was from Mexico and if my time spent in hot countries is any guide everybody more or less lives outside rather than in the dim interior which, with all that sunshine, seems like a good reason to me!

    – ian osborne

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 2 years ago

    I love all those simple scenes…..especially the ‘mémé’ ’s posture. Excellent realism Ian ! Also, good on you to mention all the colours used, we, most of the time forget to mention them.

  • Thanks Corinne. It was from a great photo which I couldn’t resist having a go at.

    – ian osborne

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALover 2 years ago

    Very nice work…

  • Thanks Ercan!

    – ian osborne

  • neilone
    neiloneover 2 years ago

    Nice work Ian , very effective

  • Thanks Neil.

    – ian osborne

  • Cyril Marchand
    Cyril Marchandover 2 years ago

    Voilà bien une image de nos villages !
    une personne sort sur le pas de sa porte, s’assoie sur l’allège de sa fenêtre ou sur son banc et le voisin arrive, une chaise sous le bras, suivi souvent par d’autres !
    je ne sais pas si nous ferons pareil…
    As-tu déjà écouté ce qui ce dit dans ces “réunions” de quartier ?
    Il faut bien souvent parler patois ! lol!

    C’est superbe Corinne : plein de douceur, de chaleur; mais aussi lourd d’un temps figé comme semble l’être cette vieille dame que seule sa canne redresse…

    on verrait presque son chat sortir par la porte entrebâillée ! :-)

  • Merci Cyril de vos mots gentils. C’est à partir d’une photo en Mexique et c’est vrai que l’original il y avait un chat endormis sur la chaise!

    – ian osborne

  • Cyril Marchand
    Cyril Marchandover 2 years ago

    Oooops ! I must apologize …. I thought Corinne was the artist of this wonderfull painting… I am really sorry Ian !!!

  • No problem my friend. Thanks for the kind comment anyway!

    – ian osborne

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 2 years ago

    awesome work

  • Thanks Antanas

    – ian osborne

  • eleni dreamel
    eleni dreamelover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Eleni!

    – ian osborne

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    wow….so amazing is your talent Ian. This is such an exquisite painting. The reflections falling on the glass panes, the brick cubicle she sits upon, the folds in her clothes…a beautiful painting with such wonderful attention to detail.

  • Appreciate your lovely comment Lisa! Thanks!

    – ian osborne

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