The place: Münster, Germany
The time: A summer afternoon
The mood: Peaceful
Münster is a beautiful city with a rich – and at times gruesome – history. You wouldn’t guess from looking at this peaceful scene, which is just minutes from the historic city center. Three friends or colleagues are taking a walk along a leafy path bordered by a stream. Not a bad way to spend your lunch hour.
The artist in me was especially attracted to the backlit foliage: the sunshine makes the leaves seem transparent, which I indicated with the use of white paper and very light washes, contrasting with darker hues behind them. I did consciously exaggerate the variety of greens and added some purple and red to break up the monotony.