Roger Garland

Studies of the Art and Artists Inspired by the Writings of J.R.R.Tolkien
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Post by Iolanthe » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:11 pm

I've never seen his Smith of Wooton Major before but I've looked it up and it's rather nice. Don't know how I missed it! Interesting as we are discussing that work at the moment!

I think Garland's vision is challenging too - very different. I think you are right about his use of colour, I love it too and I do like the painting of Ulmo. It's a truly fantastical painting and worthy of a great Valar! The coral and shell headress is great, I love the wonderful rays of light coming through the clouds and I especially love the beautifully painted wave at the bottom of the picture - it's equisite. It's easy to miss that with such a big figure dominating the scene. The only thing that lets it down is the figure of Tuor at the bottom which is, quite frankly, bad!

All Garland's Tolkien work including Ulmo and Smith of W-M can be seen at Rolozo Tolkien
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Of sun, stars, moon and mist, rain and cloudy weather...

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