This is an 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas I started about two weeks ago. I did the origin drawing on a sheet of paper then drew it again on the canvas. I started to fill it in, working on the sky then the mountains (Himalayas). It is considered the “Jewel of the Himalayas” or the “roof top of the world”. Down below the Palace the devoted approach the holy site prone. Wooden slats attached to their hands they throw them selves down upon the ground and pull themselves forward. Monks walk by in their saffron gowns. The White Palace contains the main ceremonial hall with the throne of the Dalai Lama, and his private rooms and audience hall are on the uppermost level. Within the Palace are 698 murals, almost 10,000 painted scrolls, numerous sculptures, carpets, canopies, curtains, porcelain, jade, and fine objects of gold and silver, as well as a large collection of sutras and important historical documents.