Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A walk in Chamonix

 The Autumn colours are suddenly emerging, they look great against the blue haze of the mountains. It must be the complementary Orange and Blue. We have three weeks left here in the Alps and then it's back to the glorious Lakes to make a new home and art studio! The light today was wonderful as we walked up to catch the Montenvers train back down to Chamonix. This fab little Red train and track was built around 1907 to take tourists up to see the Mer de Glace and the awesome views.

We walked up the ski slopes that we have skied down, then into the forests that cling to the mountain sides. Sunlight and magical views of the valley kept popping into view. A pretty little chalet perched on the edge offered tea, coffee and comfy seating.

The litle Red train passed us by, tourists cameras at the ready wondered why we would be walking up.

Gorgeous woodland waiting to be captured with a paintbrush of colour.

We reached our picnic spot and sat in delight taking in the view that anyone would amaze at. A quick sketch, but it took a while wondering what to pick 'The mighty Dru, Grandes Jorasses or the Glacier sweeping round.So much for the artist to admire.

We spied some climbers on the Glacier, this is zoomed in to show the expanse of the glacier

I love this view and have painted it a few times in Pastel and Acrylics, it never fails to inspire me and I think it is such a special place.

Grandes Jorasses from Flegere
 painted in Acrylics

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