Oct 08

Scatha the Wyrm


“Scatha the Wyrm

Oil on canvas, 13″x21″ wide.

Artist Commentary: I spent these last many days in the upper reaches of the Anduin, between the mountains and the verdant eaves of Greenwood the Great. I had come to visit the peoples of Fram, and I heard when I arrived that he and his warriors had departed from the city just the day before. They had ventured into the crags of the Misty Mountains to track and destroy a dragon that was preying on Fram’s people, their kine, and their horses.

Scatha they called the Wyrm, and whether that uncouth moniker came from Fram’s folk or from the beast itself, none knew. The serpent was flightless, but it could burrow deep into the bowels of the earth and hide itself well among the roots of the mountains. Still, it was a fire drake and no craven, and the blackened wasteland that fringed the northernmost borders of the Greenwood spoke of the destructive might of its breath.

I tracked the trail of the King’s men and came at long last to the scene of battle. Scatha’s ruin had been wrought by Fram himself. And I marveled then at the raw courage that must inhabit such a breast as his when I pondered the enormity of the serpent and the destruction it had wrought in its death throes. I could only wonder then what might happen should another of Scatha’s foul breed return some day, fully grown and borne on leathery wings, to settle the score with Fram’s heirs.

13″x21″ wide signed and numbered prints – AVAILABLE! Please click here.

13″x21″ original oil painting – $1400.00 US plus shipping.

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