A selection

  • View of Roche de la Muzelle from Alpe d'Huez
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  • Soft pastel on Colourfix paper, 23 x 30 cm
  • Lac Besson, above Alpe d'Huez
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  • Soft pastel on Clairfontaine Pastelmat paper, 30 x 40 cm
  • La Meije and Le Rateau, Ecrins Massif
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  • Soft pastel on Fisher 400 paper, 24 x 33 cm
  • Storm over Les Renauds, Ecrins Massif
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  • Soft pastel on La Carte paper, 24 x 32 cm
  • Lac Noir, above Alpe d'Huez (plein air)
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  • Soft pastel on Fisher 400 paper, 24 x 33 cm
Five views selected from those that I have painted of the mountains around Alpe d'Huez, using soft pastels. The top three were painted in the studio from photos. The lower two were painted on site - the first tucked just inside the balcony of a chalet, sheltering from the heavy rainstorm, but the second was painted plein air at the lake, one of a series painted during a holiday there in August 2009. For this painting, I cycled up to the lake with my pastel boxes, easel, and other equipment on my back.