30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
“At Home In The Alps”
10″ x 8″ Original watercolor painting on watercolor paper.
Switzerland surprised us, at first. We were not expecting the warm weather. The village of Grindlewad where we were staying was warm. The elevation of Grindleward is 3,392 feet, about the same as Lubbock, Texas with 3,256 feet. However, on our several train trips up into the very high Alps we found deep snow and cold weather…..just what we had expected.
From the train window we saw cattle grazing dotted here and there on the mountain slopes; and yes, their cow bells were ringing. Further down the mountain side were hotels with pots of bright red Geraniums on the windowsills and porch banisters. But, to me, the most charming scenes were the many cozy homes tucked into the landscape well below the highest Alps. What must it be like to live amidst such beauty?
Will I ever get around to painting from all the photos I took on that trip? Maybe so; this is just Day 13 of the Challenge.