Friday, February 22, 2013

Alpine Glory

Oil on Canvas, 19" X 14"

I just finished painting this scene today. Yay! this is my first oil painting and am quite satisfied with the results.This scene was referenced from a photograph taken by me from the train ride to Jungfraujoch (top of Europe) in Switzerland during my trip to Europe. I have to admit, personally, that oil painting is a messy affair, what with the smells of  linseed oil and turpentine right under your nose! Nevertheless, I enjoyed painting with the satisfaction of the beauty of the Alps slowly unfolding on the canvas.The beauty of Alps is truly mesmerising and I felt I had taken the trip again during the whole time I was painting. I have many more photos of my trip and plan to do some more in the course of time.

Here is me, enjoying the train ride :)