Friday, 18 March 2011
First signs of spring in an orchard in Germany
My postcard from Martin Stankewitz has arrived! Fortunately, it was meticulously encased in cardboard, so is in perfect condition, despite being painted on relatively fragile, softly textured paper. The subtle effects in this little watercolour gem can only be achieved on this sort of paper, which I find quite difficult to work with.
Neither Google (where I checked out Streuobstwiese) nor Martin himself would elaborate on just what kind of fruit trees these are, but aren’t they magnificent!