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Autumn's Turn by windfalcon Autumn's Turn by windfalcon
Originally this was meant to be a double-stone watercolor, but after I'd painted it, I found that the stones I was going to use didn't match very well, so now it's just a regular watercolor painting.

Here we see Summer not wanting to give up her leaf to Autumn, who is quite ready for her turn to change the leaves to pretty colors. But Summer never wants to leave, and so she and Autumn fight back and forth, which is why in the fall some days are chilly and some days are hot. Finally in the end, since Autumn is the older sister, she gives Summer a firm peck on head and bounces away with her rightful leaf.

Several working titles that were going through my head:

Seasons Fight
Turn of Seasons
Sibling Rivalry
Gimme!
MOOOOOOM.
Big Puffy Season Birdies.

I eventually settled on "Autumn's Turn" since it has a nice double meaning. :3

This is also on sale on Etsy: [link] Oop, nevermind. Sold!

And also an interesting little 'step by step' image showing the progress from pencil sketch to finished painting: [link]

Ink and watercolor on cold-press paper, 5X7 inches
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ellenrose98 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
...wow, i just love how you've shown what you were thinking when you were doing this in the comments, it add so much more meaning....just beautiful colours, i also like how you have made the green compatible to the oranges by adding more yellow. I really think that any more contrast between them would have spoiled this piece for me, so great job!!! Love the feathers and just everything about this is amazing.
I really love how you've done the leaf and the colour change in it is very nice.

just wow..instant fav!!!
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footinadream Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
what weight of watercolor to you usually use? your work is beautiful!
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured this in my Autumn journal here: [link]
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing@ Thank you for painting it!
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thefantasim Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Your beautiful Autumn theme deviation is being featured in my current journal:
[link]
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice job. I've loved this story for a long time - it's nice to see a facet of it once more here. Excellent color scheme and composition. Keep it up!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
GORGEOUS!!!!
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Lol, that's a great story to go with the pretty picture!
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lerosenoir Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Absolutely beautiful, but what do you mean by double stone watercolor?
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