This diptych is an excellent example of Hartman's ability to capture the feeling of a place and time, while being open to elements of chance.
Both Milne and Nolde often used a wet on wet watercolour technique. To achieve a unified composition, the artists had to paint quickly. The wet areas were completed first to create a bleeding effect, while sharper lines were added near the end.
The two artists were also well-known for their use of colour. Milne typically depicted the ground with darker browns, using lighter colours, like yellow, to illustrate the sky and water. Nolde's used colour in a more expressive way in his landscapes.
Collection of Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany