Framed oil painting
24 x 30 (image size) oil on canvas
When I first saw this scene of Colmar I instantly wanted to paint it. The quaint canal town often referred to as "Little Venice," with its multicolored timber framed buildings, Romantik Hotel, waterfront restaurants, and gondola like boats almost seemed like a fictional town that was too good to be true. This jewel of a town could easily be the imaginary setting for a period romance novel. But in fact it does exist and was founded in the 9th century. It is in the Alsace region of France and considers itself to be the capital of the Alsatian wine. Colmar is an affluent town with French and German influence in its architecture and its culture. I enjoyed working with all the colors and the challenge the unique perspective provided.