Baden Baden watercolor

A drizzly fall evening recently was the perfect time to visit Baden Baden again without the crowds, and enjoy the reflections along the Lichtentaler Allee.

Lichtentaler Allee

Illustration: “Lichtentaler Allee” in watercolor and ink on Arches rough watercolor paper using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors by Black Elephant Blog author (2017)

It’s a very scenic walk along the River Oos, really more a stream.  People walked past quickly with their colorful umbrellas, as the lights from nearby buildings reflected on the wet pavement.  As usual, a photo cannot capture all the subtleties of lights and colors, and painting the scene is still more of a challenge.  But I made a go of it (above) on a small piece of rough watercolor paper.