A stunning view of an Alpine village from our holiday balcony meant I had to miss a day or two ski-ing to create this painting. This was painted en plein air which was actually quite cold as you can imagine! The town of Brides-les-bains is a spa town very close to the Meribel ski resort so although there is usually no snow there, it's easy to take a telecabine up to the snow. The French village houses are beautiful with a variety of colours and shapes but all with wonderful overhanging roofs.
The paint I have used is Golden open acrylic which works very much like oil paint. It stays workable for longer the standard acrylic. I like to use it when I am travelling around for ease of use. The colours are subtle browns and greens with purple and yellow ochre adding some contrast.
Golden Open acrylic paint and charcoal on Clairefontaine heavy special acrylic paper
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