|Niagara Falls Fredrick Church|
|Lander's Peak Albert Beirstadt|
Specifically, my mountainous scene comes from The Silmarillion and features a forefather of Elrond, Huor, rescued with his brother from the minions of Morgoth and transported to the hidden realm of Gondolin by the eagles. An act of kindness, discovery and wonder all wrapped into one!
It was only through working upon a painting of this scale that I could really appreciate the accomplishments of what those landscape artists achieved in their work. I will be forever humbled by this journey.
The painting is my largest to date in an attempt to convey the wonder and majesty of Tolkien's Middle-earth, but it will certainly not be my last. Keep your eyes open here and on my website for more epic interpretations of Middle-earth to come in the future!
P.s Prints are now being proofed for those Tolkien fans who want a piece of the hidden elf kingdom.
|Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin Oil on Linen 112" x 77" Donato Giancola|