Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gleaming Mountain

The fourth piece in my series of watercolors inspired by Tolkien's illustrations.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

House Over Waterfall

A third piece inspired by Tolkien's artwork. This one depicts a plateau with a small house overlooking a gigantic waterfall.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Land of Five Suns

This is another piece inspired by Tolkien's illustrations. I wanted it to be a scene from another planet, though, so I gave it five suns and tried to make the land a bit otherworldly.

Friday, May 8, 2015

River and Mountains

Few are aware that J. R. R. Tolkien was as great an artist as a writer. His art is incredibly inspiring. It inspired me to paint this piece.

This is the first of a new series of mine of paintings inspired by Tolkien's drawings and paintings. This piece is called River and Mountains.

If you're not familiar with Tolkien's visual art, go check out my Pinterest board of his illustrations to learn more.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Flowers and a Blue Potato

There's a really nice illustration by Chris Foss that I've been particularly inspired by: the cover art for Philip K. Dick's A Handful of Darkness. I'm a bit obsessed with that piece. I've created a few tributes to it involving rainbows shooting out of the asteroid.

Here I've painted yet another tribute. This version has flowers instead of an explosion, and the asteroid is actually a blue potato.