a watercolor painting of a valley in the alps tour du mont blanc
a watercolor painting of a valley in the alps tour du mont blanc
an artist holding a watercolor painting of a sunny landscape of the alps

Before the ascent, Mont Blanc

400,00 $

Original watercolor painting of a sunny valley in the Alps, inspired by my Tour du Mont Blanc.

In the summer of 2022, I did my first serious hike in the Alps. Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the world's most famous treks that circles the snowy Mont Blanc mountain and lies through France, Italy, and Switzerland.

The mountain landscape painting depicts a sunny valley we were passing through on our very first day of Tour du Mont Blanc. We did not know what was ahead of us! This valley was one of the relaxing parts of the trail right before a challenging ascent. I was drawn to the saturated green and yellow colors of this landscape which found their way into my art.

Tour du Mont Blanc was a healing experience for me because it was the first time I felt calm and at peace since the start of the war against Ukraine.

If you've also walked this trail or like hiking, you might feel warm and cozy looking at this sunny valley in the Alps.

Original watercolor painting

Paint: “Rosa” watercolor set, professional watercolors of the highest quality.
Paper: “Canson Heritage” professional paper of the highest quality, 100% cotton, cold press, 300 GSM.
Size: 36 * 26 cm (14.2 * 10.2 in)

I will carefully pack and send your painting in 2-3 business days. I will contact you right after you place an order to settle any details if needed.


Currently, I am in France and will ship from here. I am using express delivery (such as DHL and alternatives available in the country). You will receive your painting in 4-6 days. Shipment is included.

Yana Shvets