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Pointe d’Areu

In the valley of the Arve, east of Geneva, you will pass the Pointe d’Areu. It is difficult for me to estimate the mountain’s height. My computer tells me you can have a magnificent view of Mont Blanc from the 2478 meter high summit.

Le Balcon de Genève en hiver 1

A few months ago I moved from Maputo to Geneva, ideally located in a beautiful environment. It is relatively close to The Hague, so that I can also be there regularly. My work has been quiet for a while, but I will now start painting again. It is only a 15 minute walk from my apartment in Carouge that I look at the Salève, a kind of table mountain that has the nickname the Balcony of Geneva. Indeed, from the top you have a nice view of the city and the lake.

I start with sketching on the iPad in black and white. I am helped by the winter conditions. The mountain wall is powdered with snow, there are many contrasts and surprising forms.