When Strings sing Autumn

Needless 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)

 

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