Sunday, 8 September 2013

A painting week in the French Alps

Mont Blanc from Joux Plane

What a fantastic week of painting, wonderful company, amazing views, sunshine and blue skies every day and staying at the best chalet in the French Alps.

Painting each day at beautiful and truly spectacular locations. Mont Blanc sparkled in sunshine all day, the ride was dramatic leaving the valley bottom passing through farming hamlets with Cows and bells.

A chalet day and the view shouted to be painted but pretty windowsills and hanging baskets with shadows of blues caught the  brushes attention. Everyday Allie baked fresh cakes that would have won easily 'The great British bake off'

An evening at Tornalto was enjoyed and then we had to paint this pretty local restaurant after a walk around the French market stalls.

Roc d' Enfer from Lake Montriod 

A drive to the emerald lake of  Montriod  walking round the shore was totally inspiring colours of Winsor Blue and Cobalt Turquoise were identified.

Lac Montriod painted in watercolours

Emerald waters

A table set for an artist.

A morning in Samoens and a bicycle was spotted with a basket full of Geraniums.

Bicycle Basket painted in watercolours

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