That’s a Tibetan greeting for those who dont know..
And in the spirit of things Tibetan, here is a painting of lake Chandra Thal in the North Indian Himalaya region. It is based on a photograph I shot there in 2004. The painting is a departure from the photo as the original composition was weak… All I did was transfer the problem over to the canvas as I feel the composition of this painting suffers the same fate!
The ‘chorten’ in the foreground is not actually there at the lake, but I love the shape and the prayer flags that stick out of them. If you listen carefully you can hear the flags flapping in the breeze… I miss that place big time! The Himalaya is like a giant reset button for your soul, it’s utterly refreshing and cleansing in every way.
This one is a classic case of the painting looking much better in the flesh however.. for the life of me I cannot get a decent repro of it! Anyway, I’ve been painting this one for a while now, and tonight I managed to get it somewhat where I want it. I need to let it go actually and move on, but it has been bugging me… so here it is.. I’ll post wip pics later.