"Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul"
39" x 34" oil on panel
© 2010 Donato Giancola
collection of Greg Obaugh
Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul was an epic undertaking, the culmination of two years of research and procrastination driven by the fear of not making it an image worthy of the scene from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Luckily I had a client with the patience and grace to wait. The results were just in time for this piece to grace the back cover of my recent book with Tim Underwood and Arnie Fenner, Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth. A gracious node of inspiration and acknowledgement goes out to Michael Kaluta for helping pave the path to this fruitful image.