Tag Archive: Gimli

Apr 24

The Knighting of Gimli



“The Knighting of Gimli

Oil on canvas, 21″x13″ wide.

Artist Commentary: I spent Saturday morning in the glistering glades of Dwimordene. In her western copses and thickets, the light drifted lazily down from the lush canopy overhead, painting cleft treetrunks with high hues of violet and alizarin. The gnarly oaks and rocky scree lands east of Moria were here made merry by mists from the laughing waters of the Silverlode.

Amid my wanderings, I came upon a small stand of ancient trees that had grown tall and proud over the dew-laden march of the centuries. And here I came upon two who could not have appeared more different: a swarthy dwarf garbed in crimson and gold, and a tall elven queen in white. They spoke in hushed tones, and as I watched, the dwarf bowed low to the woman and kneeled before her. She unsheathed her sword, tapped each of his shoulders lightly, and then bid him arise.

Never in all the lands of the Free Folk had I witnessed such a thing; the very moment when two peoples, deeply divided, redressed their past grievances and acknowledged their love and need for one another. Deeply moved, I left the two fast friends; I turned back toward the river, renewed and hope-filled as I strode the glimmering glens
of the Golden Wood.


21″x13″ wide signed and numbered prints – AVAILABLE! Please click here.

21″x13″ original oil painting – $1400.00 US plus shipping.

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Dec 28

At Durin’s Stone



“At Durin’s Stone”
Oil on canvas, 13″x21″ wide.

Artist Commentary: I spent Tuesday on the slopes of the Misty Mountains, in the crusted crags and fog-filled dells that bound the Golden Wood to the west, just as the Great River bounds her to the east. I hiked the nearest ridge, and espied beneath me the sapphire surface of Kheled-zâram. There, in the vale of Azanulbizar, I pitched my easel as the sun crested and began her journey toward the peak of Baranzibar.

And I painted.

I painted the cobalt waters of the lake and the lavendar plumes of the heavens; I painted the spurs of Zirak-zigil and the plummeting falls beside the Dimrill Stair; I painted Durin’s Stone, weatherworn and broken, standing silent beside the still waters.

And as I was finishing my work, with the shadows of the great peaks flooding the glen with gloom, a dwarf and a halfling came to the water’s edge and gazed in wonder upon the stars, jewel-like, that rest forever there, floating in the depths of Mirrormere.

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

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

To purchase this original painting, please click here.