Autumn Colours

in OnChainArt5 months ago


The weather certainly might be cold, but that hasn't stopped me from heading outdoors with the easel to catch the last of the Autumn colours. A short train ride outside of Vienna alongside the Danube is the tiny village of Greifenstein, named after the castle that has looked over it for nearly a millennia. When I arrived, I went scouting for a position to overlook it. What view it was! Not only did I have a view of the castle but the Danube stretching off into the distance as well. Since the days are much shorter and the fog started closing in, after a few short hours I had an amazing light show before me. This is what I have attempted to render in this painting.

"Castle Greifenstein", Leo Plaw, 30 x 21cm, oil on canvas board

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@tipu curate

Thank you!

Spectacular viewpoint you picked :) Though how long did you have with that lighting before it got too dark?

I arrived rather late, so, 1 -1:30pm-ish, by 3pm it started to darken, and the fog came in, by 3:30pm it started getting interesting, then rapidly changing after 4pm until dark by 5pm. So in the end I gave up painting and took many reference photos. I'm not as fast as John Singer Sargent... yet.

austria can be so beautiful! :)

Indeed it can!