"Traveling through Middle Earth"
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction
This is actually Iceland and my second submission for the November Virtual Paintout. The original Google link can be seen by clicking here.
The country of Iceland is fascinating. The land, terrain & color is fascinatingly different from what I am use to seeing & painting. I kept thinking about Middle Earth, and the Hobbits & Lord of the Rings as I painted this. I know the films were shot in New Zealand, but this land in Iceland makes me think I am there - in Middle Earth - perhaps on an adventure. And being a huge fan of the stories (books, as well as the films) - it makes me smile to be there, even if only virtually!
These have been quite the departure for me from my architectural works and drawings. I do have a 3rd possibility from Iceland to paint, and it is a house. I haven't decided on the "style" I want to do with the house. So these adventures in a foreign land and also doing a colorful montage of shapes - are all a wonderful diversion. I think artists need to do that from time to time, stretch outside the box where they normally create and just do something different.