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"Bag End : Shadow of the Past"

36"x24" oil on panel
© 2013 Donato Giancola


Begun at the the Illustration Master Class as a demonstration in portraiture and lighting, this is another venture into the theme of Middle-earth. Gandalf reveals to Frodo that the quiet magic ring he holds is actually The One Ring which will bring shadow and suffering to all of Middle-earth unless it is destroyed.

From the depths of Mordor,represented by the fire place, to the green pastures of the Shire with Sam's head glimpsed through the window, there is nowhere to hide from the power of the Ring...