Krems of Austria, 15″ x 22″ original watercolor painting by Linda Abblett. This painting depicts the Steiner Gate in Krems an der Donau, Austria, a 12th century city at the confluence of the Danube (Donau) and Krems rivers, northwest of Vienna. Krems, along with neighboring cities in the region, are known for their world class wine production as well as their proximity to the Danube. Austrian and foreign wine connoisseurs congregate in the city, particularly in the fall at harvest time. Architectural accuracy and realistic color palette distinguish this piece, with buff buildings topped with terra cotta roofs crowned with copper aged to an ancient green, contrasting with a glorious blue and violet sky and lending additional power to the strong shadows Linda Abblett defines so nicely to add visual drama to a quiet scene. The original painting and giclee prints in the same size as the original and half the original size are available.