Night Fairy in Watercolor

Night fairy in watercolor

I’m just getting back in the groove of painting and blogging after a seriously relaxing three-week-long vacation. I had to break back into blogging slowly–I didn’t want to shock my system after doing a whole lot of nothing, LOL! This is another painting that I thought I could complete quickly but it took way longer than I anticipated. I worked on this moon flower fairy for four days. The pearls in her hair were quite time consuming and tedious to paint–they are tiny. This painting is based on a tutorial in the book, “Enchanting Fairies–How to Paint Fairies and Flowers,” by Barbara Lanza.

Here’s a close-up view of her face:

Night fairy closeup

18 Comments on Night Fairy in Watercolor

  1. Boomdeeadda
    September 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Those pearls really do look time consuming! She’s really pretty. You should be working as a children’s book illustrator!

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm (4 years ago)

      I’ve never considered becoming a children’s illustrator, but must admit that the children’s illustration has always been my favorite category to view on Illustration Friday.

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  2. shreejacob
    September 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s beautiful!!! You make your watercolours look so un watercolour like it’s awesome!! :D
    Oh! and welcome back :)

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Shree. I’m still easing myself back into blogging and painting, LOL!

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  3. Greta
    September 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm (4 years ago)

    EXQUISITE!! A long wait in between offerings but so worth the wait!

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  4. Cindy D.
    September 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow, SO pretty! I love that white flower against the night sky. And the pearls were worth the effort. Beautiful!

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm (4 years ago)

      That white flower was so quick and easy to paint. All I had to paint was the shadows. The rest was just the white paper.

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  5. elenacaravela
    September 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Jill, she’s just gorgeous!

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Elena. Even my daughter liked this one–she’s not a fan of fairies.

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  6. Pat
    September 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

    She’s lovely.

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  7. Caitie M
    September 22, 2013 at 7:45 am (4 years ago)

    So beautiful and delicate, Jill. I think this is one of my favourite paintings of yours :)

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Caitie. She’s one of my favorites, too.

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Angie. I like her, too.

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  8. mc
    September 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm (4 years ago)

    she is beautiful!

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