Since I started Fairy Tree Studios a couple of years ago, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few commissions each year, many of them coming in the fall and around holiday time. I’m happy to say that this year I have been offered (and accepted!) a generous commission from a dear friend who’s agreed to wait until January for me to get started, which means that, at least for right now, I finally have some time to work on some seasonal themed art, which I am especially excited about. As I’ve gotten older and don’t have the academic calendar influencing my preferences, I enjoy fall more and more. Yes, I am one of those people who enjoys all things pumpkin, but I also love apple cider/pie/fritters (pretty much any baked good, really) and the fact that I can start getting out my jackets, boots, and cozy sweaters again.
So I mentioned in a previous post that we made it to the apple orchard earlier this month, where I took photos; I’ve already gotten started with paintings from those.
The light/color differences between the two photos are thanks to me taking the them in two different lighting conditions; the paper is actually a slight off-white (or “natural white”). I still need to give the leaves some more detail and dimension, but I’m fairly happy with how the apples are looking so far.
I’m also working on some ideas for a fall-themed “Paint it Yourself” kit for my Etsy shop. One of the four images will most likely feature apples, but I also sketched out some possible ideas for a pumpkin image. They’re pretty rough, but here they are:
And finally, this isn’t really fall-themed, but I figured I’d share the train drawing I’ve started this month from one of my IRM trip photos. It’s not much to see yet, but I think it’s far enough along that you can tell what it is, haha.
So that’s what I’ve been up to this month. I’m still thinking of more fall images to draw and/or paint; what are some of your favorite fall things?