|"Pfirschbaum" 11"x 8" watercolor on paper, c. 2013|
In those fall evenings, Dresden has the loveliest shadows from the low, intense red sunsets. One evening, I noticed the shadow patterns from the peach tree in the yard on the white concrete wall of the stairs just behind the trees. Aha! Inspiration! I ran for my camera.
I was a bit nervous since I had never attempted a painting quite like this before. I chose watercolors because I wanted the softness of the shadows and I struggled a bit trying to get the layers of color not to have hard edges. Plus, layering blue over peach created some brownish tones that were not exactly what I wanted.
|"Pfirschbaum" (Peach Tree) framed|
This painting is a departure from what I usually do, the Sobottas were really happy with it, so that is the main thing. I think I would like to try it again with oil paints, just to see if I would like it better. Any thoughts or comments?