Fall Fairy in Watercolor

fall fairy painting in watercolor

Today is a spectacular fall day with crystal clear blue skies and temperatures in the high 70s–not too hot, not too cold–just the way I like it. The leaves are just beginning to change colors and I can’t wait to see the show. All this fall goodness got me in the mood to paint something with a fall theme, so I whipped up this colorful fall fairy complete with a magic wand and pumpkins just waiting to be turned into Cinderalla’s coach. Now All she needs is some white mice to be turned into horses, and away she’ll go to meet prince charming.

This painting is based on a tutorial in Linda Ravenscroft’s book, The Fairy Artist’s Figure Drawing Bible. I’ve learned so many new painting techniques from the tutorials in this book. It was definitely money well spent.

22 Comments on Fall Fairy in Watercolor

  1. Cindy D.
    October 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! So many beautiful details! I just love all those leaves and pumpkins. And her wings and robe! Terrific stuff. :D

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    • afternoonartist
      October 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Cindy. I worked on this gal for several days.

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  2. pamelajeannestudio
    October 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Whipped up? This would have taken me hours/days–if I could have done it at all(not likely!). You are a very talented artist and I like this one very much.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 25, 2013 at 11:39 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Pamela. This painting did take some time to complete. I worked on it for several days.

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  3. Greta
    October 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Very autumnal! Love those colors. Reminds me of yesterday’s bouquets.

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  4. Pat
    October 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful work.

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  5. Beth Parker
    October 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

    This is wonderful, Jill! Really brightened my morning! :)

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  6. shreejacob
    October 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Love it!! It’s really so lovely :)

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  7. elenacaravela
    October 23, 2013 at 12:42 am (4 years ago)

    You’ve certainly mastered the techniques Jill! This is wonderful!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 25, 2013 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Elena. My favorite part is the pumpkins.

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  8. Caitie M
    October 25, 2013 at 5:56 am (4 years ago)

    So beautiful, Jill. I love the robe, the pumpkin, the wings, everything! :)

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    • afternoonartist
      October 25, 2013 at 11:44 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Caitie. I always find purple a difficult color to work with, so I’m happy you like her robe.

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  9. Our Handmade House
    October 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Really wonderful watercolors! I really admire your technique. Excellent color palette for fall too.

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    • afternoonartist
      November 2, 2013 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Heather. I really admire your work, too.

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  10. Winter Owls
    October 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm (3 years ago)

    The detail you manage to get in your water colours is amazing!

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    • afternoonartist
      November 2, 2013 at 11:55 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Jennifer. This one took me several days to complete.

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  11. Diane
    November 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a lovely image. Your site looks different, or maybe I am in a different area of it, I love the layout. Just completed a fairy aceo painting myself, but associated with christmas ( and a mouse). Our leaves are just turning here in the Uk but it is below 50 degrees F outside, and my toes are chilly!

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    • afternoonartist
      November 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Diane. My site layout is different. I just changed it about a month ago. I like the fresh, clean look. It’s cold in my neck if the woods, too. I really love your illustration style. I must check out your fairy illustration.

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