We don’t have such intensive autumn colours in our region. The bright red tones, which can be admired on the American east coast, are completely missing here. We are dominated by beech forests, so there are more yellow and brown tones. My maple bushes in the garden did not get an autumn colour this year. Because of the dryness in summer, they had already thrown off their leaves before the beginning of fall.

I painted the picture with wax pastels and pastel chalk. I started with the wax colours and set accents with the chalks. At the end the painting has to be treated with an impregnating spray.