This particular figure and costume study has been very popular. It developed from an old black and white photo, circa WWII, of an elderly woman. She looked to be in poverty. Age and war had left her with so little, it broke my heart. Her arthritic hands could no longer grip the shaft of her parasol, but by putting the handle in the cup of her hand and using a finger from her other hand to steady it, she had achieved a graceful, elegant solution. I did this painting to honor that, and her.
Image size: approx. 12 x 10 inches
Framed size: approx. 24 x 27 inches
Two signed collectible cards from the now out of print game by Iron Crown are included. One shows the image side. One shows the back of the card.
Medium: Acrylic on gessoed double thick watercolor board
This painting of Frodo and Sam on their way to Mordor has always been a favorite of mine. It was done at my home in Edmond, Oklahoma, where I had a 400 square foot loft that was a dream space for art production. Of course any opportunity to create art for such a prestigious series is a thrill, but this one was more personal. My step-daughter, Kiley Riley, was kind enough to help me out. She posed as Frodo, and her friend, Mira, posed as Sam. You can see the photo reference below. Frodo never looked better.