My oil painting of beautiful, peaceful Hoan Kiem, a lake in the middle of bustling Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hoan Kiem is a beautiful tranquil lake right in the heart of bustling Hanoi, Vietnam. It boasts a pagoda in its centre and a very old turtle which some locals believe has mystical powers. It is not unusual to see couples and individuals sitting in quiet contemplation by the water’s side and old ladies doing their exercises.
This painting in oils, is from a photograph taken by my son, who lives in Hanoi.
Painted in oils from a photograph I took one evening, walking by the West Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. My son and his Vietnamese wife live near here.
I took this photograph at Lenin Park, Hanoi, Vietnam, just to capture the peace of the moment. I find that pictures taken towards a light source, rather than with the light behind the camera, are often more effective.