to explain why it was that I felt the urge to paint this on a day in early
November, attempting to grasp the feeling of the forests just behind my
grandparents farm in northern Germany.
I had long been convinced that musical instruments were often ignored
in illustrations and found the harp not only the most apropriate for elves
but also for the mood of the season with sometimes strings of web swirling
through the air in the sunlight (well - pretty damp and cold atmosphere
in this scene as you can see, but still)