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Luthien
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Published: August 24, 2016
© 2016 - 2019 Filat
The chestnuts on the turf had shed
their flowering candles, white and red;
there darkling stood a silent elm
and pale beneath its shadow-helm 
there glimmered faint the umbels thick
of hemlocks like a mist, and quick
the moths on pallid wings of white
with tiny eyes of fiery light
were fluttering softly, and the voles
crept out to listen from their holes;
the little owls were hushed and still;
the moon was yet behind the hill.
Her arms like ivory were gleaming,
her long hair like a cloud was streaming,
her feet a-twinkle wandered roaming 
through misty mazes in the gloaming;
and glowworms shimmered round her feet,
while moths in moving garland fleet
above her head went wavering wan -
all this the moon now looked upon,
uprisen slow, and round, and white
above the branches of the night. (c) The Lay of Leithian
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I-am-His-artist's avatar
This piece has a nice movement to it :) Lovely!
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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The-girl-in-MirkwoodProfessional Traditional Artist
The pose is amazing and I love all those colors, the flowers in this painting! :heart:
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
mithrialxx's avatar
Wonderful pose and colours.
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
romenriel's avatar
How stunning and beautiful picture! Do I see a hemlock there? It's really nice - many people forget about it, but I think that Tolkien wouldn't write about it if it hadn't been important for him.
PS: I hope you will understand my English :( (Sad) 
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Yes, hemlock and chestnuts, as Tolkien wrote :)
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Beautiful - I'm never tired of dancing Luthien. And you captured her gown perfectly :)
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Oshun1's avatar
I think this is my favorite Luthien dancing.
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OLIVER-YOUNGProfessional Traditional Artist
From many artists from here , like you, I have to learn , the style , the light , to manage the color a.s.o 
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
We all have to learn... me too! :)
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OLIVER-YOUNGProfessional Traditional Artist
And also a beautiful poem near this mystic image , wonderful 
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EphaistienHobbyist Traditional Artist
У меня нет слов. Она настолько прекрасна. И природа волшебна! 
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо!)
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EphaistienHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
Evil-Shieldmaiden's avatar
Wow!  Really, really lovely.
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FaerySayles Traditional Artist
stunning!
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SiiwHobbyist General Artist
And there are actual chestnut flowers and hemlocks in the picture! I like that kind of accuracy! 
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cheyenneleaHobbyist Writer
😍
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peetProfessional Traditional Artist
Stunning. It gives a snapshot of starlit Beleriand before the Wars and the rising of the Sun and the Moon. She must've performed this dance many, many times before we first hear (of) it ... !!
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