River Rhine at Twilight
Watercolor Paintings by Sabina von Arx
Summertime at the River Rhine
The River Rhine (Latin: Rhenus, German: Rhein) is one of the major European rivers, which has its sources in Switzerland. It flows in a mostly northerly direction through Germany and the Netherlands, emptying into the North Sea. The river begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps and then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.
On location painting in summer: At dusk in summertime we have this beautiful glowing twilight transforming the landscape into a miracle of warm pastel colors at the horizon and with dark contrasting colors in the foreground.
Autumn at the River Rhine
On location painting in autumn: For my outdoor painting I stood at the same spot again but this time in late autumn. Now we have a very different light situation and another palette. There are warm golden glowing tones of yellows, orange, reds and warm browns. The light is much softer than in summertime and there is a slight haze over the scenery.
My Artistic Approach
I do chose a semi-abstract approach for my watercolor paintings. Therefore I change the local color to powerful tones and shades of atmospheric light. So the painting depicts a dreamy world of wonderful holidays. Also see my other Posts with paintings from Europe Provence France – Old Village of Gordes , Italy – Pai Sopra on Lake Garda, Greece – Santorini Switzerland – Cabins in Snow. Art Prints on paper and canvas prints are available in different sizes and qualities. Visit my online art gallery for more travel art.