R. Armitage as Bard, 2008.

R Armitage as Guy as Bard. Anne-Louise P. 2008-16 Here’s a small painting I did back in 2008, thinking that it would be great if Richard Armitage got a part in The Hobbit.

Along with many other fans, I thought he’d make a wonderful Bard.

As we now know, Richard did get a part in the movie – a much bigger part, of course – but I haven’t painted him as Thorin; not yet anyway!

Anyway, I hope that some of you – especially RA fans who didn’t already see it six years ago – might be interested in having a look.

With apologies to Luke Evans!

Acrylic paints on 13 x 18cm watercolour paper, 2008. Finished painting, above, scanned into PS CS5 to highlight the windows and roof trusses of the buildings, and add contrast.

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Frodo drawings. FOTR.

At Bilbo’s party. A large pencil drawing I did of Frodo on cartridge paper, 2005. I’m not sure if I ever finished this one. I’ll have to hunt it down and check one day!

Frodo Smoking his Pipe. Anne-Louise P. 2006

Frodo smoking some pipe-weed in a tree. Pen & ink and pencil on canvas paper, 2006.

Hobbits and Black Rider.

This is a water-soluble graphite painting I did back in 2008, just for fun; starring Guy of Gisborne as an unmasked black rider. I could only fit three of the hobbits on the paper. Sorry about that, Merry.

Professor Iain Stewart Swims with Jellyfish on Palau.

This picture is based on Professor Iain Stewart’s swim with the golden jellyfish at Palau. An amazing sight! From the BBC’s ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet.’  Acrylic paints on 46 x 60cm stretched canvas. February, 2014. I wanted to try painting an undersea scene or two a few months ago and was looking for inspiration. Around the same time, I happened to be watching ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet’, presented by Professor Stewart. There was an episode called ‘Oceans’ in which he did a fair amount of underwater swimming. The shots of him with thousands of jellyfish in Palau were spectacular. It was fun doing all the jellyfish with different amounts of light passing through their transparent bodies. The painting is on my wall now. It’s quite nice to look at because of the shades of blue.

I met Professor Stewart at UNSW Australia on July 11th, 2014. What a great lecturer and thoroughly nice person he is. He kindly autographed this cushion cover for me. Prof Iain Stewart autographed cushion.

Here’s a small water-soluble graphite pencil sketch of him I did in April 2014, with a couple of close-ups.  I used a screen-capture from one of the episodes of ‘Making Scotland’s Landscape.’ Prof Iain Stewart sketch. ALP, April, 2014.3 Prof Iain Stewart sketch. ALP, April, 2014.2 Prof Iain Stewart sketch. ALP, April, 2014.1

Sam and Frodo at the End of All Things. ROTK, LOTR.

This is quite a large painting, as you can probably see from the progress photo in which it’s leaning against a chair.

I think that I didn’t ever finish this one. Must go and drag it out of the shed and complete it at some stage.

Acrylic paints on a stretched canvas. 2005.

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