Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue, Chamonix

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Image size: 530.00 x 350.00 mm

A Fine Art Original Watercolour Painting

On 29th January I was notified that my new watercolour titled Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue had been selected Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2016. It’s the second time one of my paintings has been chosen. In 2013 my painting “Jebel Akhdar, Oman” won the Artists Prize in the same competition. 

The title of this painting comes partly from using the lovely colour “Manganese Blue” produced by Winsor and Newton which I have been using since the late 1980’s. It’s a brighter blue than Cerulean which I personally find a little flat in comparison.

It was inspired by a sketchbook watercolour I painted “en plein air” from Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, France in the summer of 2015.

 

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Mont Blanc Chamonix | Original Watercolours of Mountain Scenes – Alan Reed

Mont Blanc Chamonix

The watercolour Painting titled Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue was selected for the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2016. It’s the second time one of my paintings has been chosen. In 2013 my painting “Jebel Akhdar, Oman” won the Artists Prize in the same competition. 

The title of this painting comes partly from using the lovely colour “Manganese Blue” produced by Winsor and Newton. I have been using these paints since the late 1980’s. It’s a brighter blue than Cerulean which I personally find a little flat in comparison.

It was inspired by a sketchbook watercolour I painted “en plein air” from Aiguille du Midi. Chamonix, To enquire about this original painting please contact

Chamonix France

Such an occasion arose in July 2015 when Susan and I took our daughter and her children to Chamonix in France. We bought passes for the cable cars in the region and went up Aiguille du Midi which overlooks Mont Blanc. I did a sketchbook watercolour which was the inspiration for a studio painting “View from Aiguille du Midi”.

This is currently on view at my Studio and Gallery in Ponteland. We were so taken by the stunning views that my daughter and I returned again, very early morning. I did a second sketchbook study which became the catalyst for “Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue”.

Just like its stunning natural surroundings, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley is magical yet authentic.
Drawn skywards by its iconic peaks and mountain ranges and edged by a river and its famous glaciers. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley is a natural starting point for some incredible adventures.
Since the earliest days of mountaineering, pioneers have set off from here to conquer the summits and write Alpine history.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley is different every day so why not come and embark on your own adventure?

Chamonix is a world-famous, emblematic destination with a name that resonates in the heart of every mountain-lover. Whether you are looking for a challenge or to enjoy some rest and relaxation, Chamonix has so much to offer. It certainly ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable stay!
For Paintings of Chamonix and Mont Blanc Paintings visit Alan Reed Gallery in Ponteland

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