This one has been sitting unfinished on my PC for a few weeks, I was just not sure what I wanted to do with it until last night when I was reminded of the beautiful song “Autumn Leaves”, originally by Edith Piaf (in French, naturally), but beautiful also in its English translation as below. This was one of my favourite songs to sing when I was a teenager and I have wonderful memories of singing this to the beautiful piano accompaniment played by my cousin Anina. :)

This is a mixed media piece in which I digitally combined a roller ball drawing I did for the purpose, with a chalk pastel drawing and photographic textures and brushes.

Proudly New Zealand-made. :)

Featured in Imaginative Realism, Sept 26, 2009.
Featured in Dimensions Oct 11, 2009.
Featured in Inspired Art Oct 18, 2009.
Placed 7th in the Illustrate A Song Challenge for the Inspired Art Group, December 2009.
Placed 9th in the Inspired Art – What is Art Challenge for the Inspired Art Group, Jan 16th, 2010.
Featured in Solo Exhibition Jan 25, 2010.
Placed 5th in the Colours of Autumn Mixed Media Challenge for the Mixed Media Group, Sept 2010.

Autumn Leaves

Artist: Eva Cassidy
English Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Music by Joseph Kosma

The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall


fall, gold, green, nature, new zealand, red, tara lemana, tree

Tara is a New Zealand artist and musician. Her primary visual medium is photography, sometimes combined with other media into mixed media works or digital works. Her portfolio is extensive and varied, including macro photography, digital fantasy works, paintings, portraiture and nature photography. Tara is available for commissioned artworks as well as client portraiture sessions, please contact her on tara_lemana@xtra.co.nz for more information or visit her website at www.taralemana.com.

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  • Tara Lemana
    Tara Lemanaalmost 5 years ago

    OWLGIRL69almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Tara, Eva Cassidy is truly amazing and Autumn leaves is such a beautiful song – perfect inspiration!

  • Thanks Natasha, I’m glad you like it! And I agree about Eva Cassidy, her music is so beautiful, she was a great talent!!

    – Tara Lemana

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful Tara :)

  • Thanks Jenny! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    tara.. this is truly gorgeous and a fine piece of art

  • Thanks so much for the lovely comment and the fave Shoaib, I’m so pleased you like it!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 5 years ago

    I love Eva Cassidy and that song! What a wonderful piece to go with it.
    Thanks-you just made my night!

  • And you just made mine, what a wonderful comment, thank you yvonca, so glad you like it!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Tara!

  • Thank you Jolie, I’m glad you like it!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 5 years ago

    Instant Favorite, Tara. I like the entire package from the beautiful art you have created to including the lyrics of Autumn Leaves, a lovely yet bittersweet song full of longing, much like Autumn itself.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment! I can’t take credit for the lyrics of course, but I totally agree, they are just beautiful!!! I’m glad you like my artwork too!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • jegustavsen
    jegustavsenalmost 5 years ago

    I could cry reading the lyrics. Beautiful piece of art!

  • Than you so much, I’m glad it speaks to you!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

  • Yay, thank you Sharon!!! :))

    – Tara Lemana

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much Autumn, glad you like it!!! :))

    – Tara Lemana

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