A gentile painting of Buddha Shakyamuni in a Colorado setting attended by alpacas. This is an original painting of the historical Buddha. Shakaymuni represents compassion and wisdom and invokes altruistic motivation, bringing a sense of calm and peace where he is viewed. I enhanced the serene quality of the painting with our alpacas in the pasture. Alpacas are such gentle creatures. The mountain backdrop is Eldorado Canyon where I live, a place of ineffable natural beauty.