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Château Chabrot, Montbron, France by ian osborne

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Watercolour on 325 gsm fine grain paper 30×20 cm
W&N tubes Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine and Cadmium Yellow.

I am due to begin giving lessons to a woman next week who has some pans but wanted to buy some tubes….. only a couple. I told her to get these three and we’d have a go at painting with just 3 primary colours. So I thought I’d better give it a go first.

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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  • Neil Jones
    Neil Jonesalmost 3 years ago

    Well done, and excellent use of shadows and light

  • Thanks Neil!

    – ian osborne

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful painting Ian….and using only 3 colours. Very inspiring indeed. As with all your paintings, it is the ability you have of capturing so much light that draws me into your art. Beautiful work…..Good Luck with the lessons…..hope you have a great time teaching :-)))

  • Thanks for the kind comment Lisa.
    I must confess to being very nervous about the lessons!

    – ian osborne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 3 years ago

    There you go again….another feast for our eyes! Beautiful light….and I really like the tree branch in front that adds more depth to the scene. The very best to you regarding the lessons…..I’m sure your student will learn alot from you.

  • Thanks Marsha. Bit worried about the lessons..I know I could teach somebody how to paint this, for example, but concerned about all round expertise!! Like you I am intimidated by landscapes!

    – ian osborne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 3 years ago

    Ian, love the very sudtle details hinted at in both the bricks and roof tiles. Also an excellent study in light and shadow.

  • Very kind Jim. Thank God for light and shadow!

    – ian osborne

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 3 years ago

    Love everything in this painting, the tiled roofs are masterly executed.

  • Thanks so much Corinne.

    – ian osborne

  • Joyce Ann Burton-Sousa
    Joyce Ann Burt...almost 3 years ago

    This certainly does not look like a limited palette. It has a gorgeous sunlit feel to it.

  • Thanks Joyce Ann. If only it were always so sunny! Today it’s dull and wet!

    – ian osborne

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful lighting and subtle colours. Well done.

  • Thanks Douglas.

    – ian osborne

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spaynealmost 3 years ago

    Nice one Ian………….your pupil is a lucky lady to have such a talented tutor.

  • That’s very kind of you Val.

    – ian osborne

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL. , well composed and nice colors.

  • Thanks John.

    – ian osborne

  • MarieG
    MarieGalmost 3 years ago

    Great artistic and technical skills Ian…love the use of shadow and light…quite impressive! Stunning art work! Marie

  • What a very kind comment Marie! Thank you.

    – ian osborne

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