Autumn days

October 6th, 2010

I was putting off the inevitable, but finally the autumn front page is up. It’s been raining for a week, I’m wearing a cashmere jumper and the heating is on, so there was no getting around it any longer. It’s painted with watercolour and gouache and will be available in my brand new shop (expect more news on that soon) later this month!

(p.s. did anyone else sing the “Autumn days when the grass is jewelled and the silk inside a chestnut shell, jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled, all these things I love so well…” hymn at primary school? What a weird song!)

33 Comments

  1. katie says:

    Yup i sung that song! Love the texture of the water splash..

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  2. adele says:

    I love the little boxy tweed jacket on the blonde…

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  3. Fran says:

    That song was always my absolute favourite!

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  4. Catherine says:

    I love this illustration! It captures everything I’m loving about this year’s fall trends – elbow patches, thigh high socks, and long, full skirts!

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  5. emma says:

    Ahh I love Autumn and this illustration is perfect …. and yes, we did sing that song. It’s complete nonsense! ‘Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled??’ does that even happen? and does it just happen in autumn? and why was it a thingthey loved so well? xx

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  6. Cate says:

    Beautiful illustrations, I love the splash of pink you brought to it xoxo

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  7. Love your style and blog!

    We would love for you to stop by ours!

    <3 Glossed&Found

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  8. Malin says:

    Oh my, I love the way you draw and paint… Beautiful colors also!

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  9. Hannah says:

    Lovely!

    I used to sing that song at Sunday school :D

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  10. Alexa says:

    Oh Kris, that is SUCH a lovely painting! And may I say that I’m totally thrilled to see a hand painted illustration of yours again! I really missed them since I’m a bit old fashioned when it comes to colouring ;D
    Anyways, gorgeous as always (:

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  11. Jen says:

    Your work is so darn cute. Do you ever draw bloggers? :P

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  12. Gaby says:

    I love this illustration, I love the close up of their feet! I love how you draw feet! Thats not weird is it…. hhaha :)

    Gaby

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  13. Gabija says:

    Your illustrations make me happy everytime I see them:>

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  14. bink & boo says:

    Love the gloves. Love the bowtie. I love it all!

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  15. so adorable!!!
    although i do love your digital work, its so nice to see one of your paintings!

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  16. Brigitte says:

    i simply love your lines! so unique and full of personality. :)

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  17. ivyallover says:

    Oh I so adore your work! I love Autumn too. What determines if you use watercolor or work digital? I’m always curious to hear what other artists say since I am so torn by both. Would love to hear your thoughts :)

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  18. Sofia says:

    More lovely drawings! Yiiipppiiieeee :D

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  19. So cute, I love it! Your shop always has the best shtuff!

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  20. LeDix says:

    hi. such pretty illustrations!
    what kind of paper do you use??it looks so nice :)

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  21. chi says:

    I think you’re so talented! Your illustrations are unique and inspiring :) Hope it always stays that way!

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  22. Steph says:

    So I mustn’t forget
    No, I mustn’t forget
    To say a great big thank you
    I mustn’t forget.

    Haha!

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  23. Amy says:

    This is gorgeous – I want the girl with the Peter Pan collar’s entire outfit!

    We used to sing that song too but I’d forgotten about it until you said! It’s funny how many of my junior school songs are still at least a little lodged in my brain. After all, that was a long time ago…

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  24. Agnieszka says:

    I love all your pictures !! This one is fantastic! So optimistic and cheerful although the weather outside! Thank you for inspiration!

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  25. anu says:

    I agree with Alexa- such a joy to see some of your hand drawn illustrations again. Although I’m a big fan of everything you create- in any media! Checking out your blog and website- always cheers me up immensely and makes the rest of the day much more beautiful!

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  26. Ale says:

    Oh – I love, love, love everything about this illustration: the colors, the details, their clothes, their expressions! SO gorgeous, great work!!!

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  27. Rosa&Carlotta says:

    we absolutely love this illustration!
    following you on bloglovin:)

    check out our fashion illustrations at http://www.illustrated-moodboard.com/:)

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  28. Kritika says:

    Oh my.. I love your blog and your illustrations are adorable:)
    Is it okay that I added you to my blogroll? I blog at http://tulleface.wordpress.com/
    <3

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  29. marisa says:

    it’s raining here, and this completely fits the whole beginning of fall vibe that I’ve been feeling. Love the colors and everything else about this. you are so talented!

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  30. Laura says:

    Gorgeous as always Kris! I would really love to take some classes with you. I see some LV in the skirt, which other designers where you inspired about?
    Best!

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  31. milkteef says:

    So amazing as always! Especially love autumnal colours, so cosy and mellow.

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  32. milkteef says:

    PS. splash effect is gorgeous!

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