Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sneak Peeks

by Donato

With far too many of my current projects under NDA's ( Non-Disclosure Agreements), I haven't much to share with you except a few glimpses of what is to come. Between multiple conventions, a museum exhibit of my work later this Fall and teaching weekly courses with the SmArt School and the School of Visual Arts I am at a loss for words and the time to clarify my thoughts.  Apologies to you long time readers, but I will move into substantial content by the end of the year.  As I always say, I would rather be painting than typing...

So, to let art speak for me:

Eragon: 10th Anniversary Edition  novel by Christopher Paolini   18" x 24"  pencil and chalk on paper

Hephaestus   16" x 20 " Pencil and chalk on paper

The Hidden Kingdom     46" x 33"   Oil on Panel

Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin     detail of a painting 112" x 73"  oil on linen


  1. The bottom painting is huge! The largest I've painted so far is 84 x 48". I hope you'll show us the full painting some day.

    1. He had it at Illuxcon 6, it was monstrous.

  2. The art speaks :) It always does. The Eragon drawing really gets me excited!
    James Gardner

  3. The Huor and Hurin painting is simply breathtaking, Donato. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I would love to see it in person!

  4. It's not often you get to see a painting like 'Huor and Hurin approaching Gondolin in person. It was truly an epic piece both in scale and execution. Reminiscant of Albert Bierstadt's grand work. Thanks for sharing it at Illuxcon!

  5. Yes...thank yo....hang on I wasn't there...!
    Oh no...I missed it :-(
    Oh day...probably. If I'm good, the gods may smile down on me.
    One day...sigh.... . . . . . . .


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