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 thoughts on “Fall Fairy in Watercolor”
Wow! So many beautiful details! I just love all those leaves and pumpkins. And her wings and robe! Terrific stuff. 😀
Thanks, Cindy. I worked on this gal for several days.
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.
Thank you, Pamela. This painting did take some time to complete. I worked on it for several days.
Very autumnal! Love those colors. Reminds me of yesterday’s bouquets.
Thank you, mom.
Thanks so much, Pat!
This is wonderful, Jill! Really brightened my morning! 🙂
Yeah! I’m glad you like it!
Love it!! It’s really so lovely 🙂
You’ve certainly mastered the techniques Jill! This is wonderful!
Thanks, Elena. My favorite part is the pumpkins.
So beautiful, Jill. I love the robe, the pumpkin, the wings, everything! 🙂
Thanks, Caitie. I always find purple a difficult color to work with, so I’m happy you like her robe.
Really wonderful watercolors! I really admire your technique. Excellent color palette for fall too.
Thanks so much, Heather. I really admire your work, too.
The detail you manage to get in your water colours is amazing!
Thank you, Jennifer. This one took me several days to complete.
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!
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.