Thursday, 22 May 2014

Glacier des Bossons

Approaching Storm, Glacier des Bossons
Painted in Watercolour
For Sale 13 x 10 inches

I sat watching for hours the storm approaching. 
The wind picked up the birds flew higher in the darkening sky. I then decided 'now is the time to get the watercolour paints out'. Undercover I could watch and escape the heavy rain. Somehow Blue sky days don't have the same atmosphere or the urgency to paint at speed in an every changing scene.
Not quite 'Turner' on a mast out at sea, but loving the joy of immediate paint to paper.

Interesting to know that Turner did paint in the Chamonix valley in 1836. Here is a link to one of his 'Glacier des Bossons, I think it is painted from the small hamlet of 'Bossons' perhaps!!

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