Moonlight on the Dam: a painting from long ago.

A card painted around Easter time 1989 for my dad’s birthday. He loved Tolkien and Tolkien illustrators – Alan Lee, John Howe, the Hildebrandts, etc.

This picture is nothing to do with The Hobbit or LOTR at all, really. It was inspired by a magical-looking autumnal moon shining on a farm dam out in the South Gippsland countryside, a fox running across a paddock, and a gnome in someone’s garden (now up in Gnome Heaven).

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Two versions of Frodo with Bilbo’s Mithril Shirt.

Detail of mithril shirt, version 1. Anne-Louise P. 2007The first version is based on the original mithril shirt scene from Fellowship. The second has a Rivendell exterior landscape in the background, as requested by an American lady in 2007.

I’ve included two detail pictures of Bilbo’s hands holding the shirt because the shirts are quite different. There was no opalescent or iridescent paint used in the silver area: just white, Payne’s grey, blue, green, crimson, and maybe some black as well? I think the gold part of the shirt in the second version did have a touch of actual shimmery gold paint. (It’s been a long time since I last looked at these scans.)

Acrylic paints on 25 x 20 cm watercolour paper.

 

 

Guy of Gisborne, purple.

One of my favourite scenes from the BBC’s Robin Hood series, 2006. It turned into one of my favourite G of G paintings too. I think he was asking Maid Marian about a scarf he’d given to her.

Acrylic paints and watercolour pencils on 18 x 13cm paper, 2008. The last pic shows how I’ve played around with its hue & saturation and contrast in a computer programme. (Not PS though.)

Carrot flower and spider

Carrots have very pretty umbellate flowers if you don’t pull them up and eat their roots before they bloom. I’m not sure what type of spider this is, but for a few weeks she or he was living in front of the place on my veranda where I like to sit and paint. Lovely markings! Pencil, ink and watercolours on paper.

Spider & carrot flower. Anne-Louise P. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam & Frodo Watch the Elves.

I did this painting of Frodo and Sam back in 2006. They’re watching in awe as the Elves pass through the woods on their way to other lands.

Acrylic paints on canvas board, 25 x 20 cm, 10 x 8 inches.

Orange Nasturtium.

A small watercolour painting of one of the many nasturtium blooms in my garden during summer, Jan 2013.

Thoughtful Guy of Gisborne – not being considerate, just brooding.

I think I made his nose a bit too pointy in this one! Oh well, here it is anyway.

Water soluble graphite pencils on 18 x 13cm watercolour paper.

Maid Marian and her new horse.

Maid Marian receives a really splendid horse from Sir Guy of Gisborne.

Graphite pencil, acrylic paints on 18 x 13cm watercolour paper.

Leaving Hobbiton

Gandalf, Frodo and Sam leave their village at dawn.

Acrylic paint on a 30 x 40 cm stretched canvas, 2006.

First photo was taken while paint was still a bit wet and in artificial light. Second was photo taken in natural light when it had dried completely.