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Luthien and Beren
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Published: October 19, 2010
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Luthien and Beren, Acrylic.

This painting was inspired by the epic story "Beren and Luthien", written by JRR Tolkien. In my view he is the greatest English language writer of fiction of all time.

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kim-fairy2Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely wonderful. I love the atmosphere in this work.
It really reminds me of how I wanted to paint two years ago; I found out that wasn't something I'm good at but in my head, it looked a lot like what you're doing! Taking inspiring stories and painting them.
Did you ever read any of Anne Rice's books? They inspired me a great deal :)
highlandheart1968's avatar
Thank you, it is an honour that my work inspires you. For most people, traditional art forms take
a long time to master, you have to keep at it to get good. After a while you are able to sort of get what's in your head on the support. Keep trying!
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kim-fairy2Student Traditional Artist
Well, I have decided for now that painting isn't for me. Though I may have the skills to master the technical aspects of painting, I don't think I can accomplish what I want from it. I'd better leave that to people who can paint better than me :) I have my own way of working right now, which suits me much better :)
But I have loads of respect for people like you, who CAN accomplish great things like this with painting! :)
highlandheart1968's avatar
Thank you and I'm glad you've found you're artistic voice and are finding ways to express it.
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BloodyVoodooHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! Love the colors used here. :clap:
highlandheart1968's avatar
Thank you, that is my work that gets the most attention on here.
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NordicLynxHobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like she's glowing. I like that :)
highlandheart1968's avatar
Thank you, Lynx. That work is acrylic and use glaze mediums to help with the 'glow'.
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NordicLynxHobbyist Traditional Artist
I see :)
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NordicLynxHobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha :XD:
syvyan's avatar
she reminds me of river tham from firefly ^_^
highlandheart1968's avatar
Interesting - I've hadn't heard that comparison before, but I see where you're coming from though.
Darkendrama's avatar
Your setting evokes an air of enchantment. Very nice!
highlandheart1968's avatar
I rather enchantment than magic, thanks for your kind comment.
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Annathelle26Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely agree with your views:)
And the painting is fantastic; especially Luthien's arm!
Amazing job:clap:
highlandheart1968's avatar
Thank you. Tolkien's art has been an inspiration to me for many years.
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michaelelliottfurrProfessional Traditional Artist
nice acrylic work!
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AquaLunetteHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Everything is so beautiful ; the composition,the anatomy,the shading,the colors,the texture.....You are very skilled with acrylics ! :)
highlandheart1968's avatar
Thank you, that was one of my last paintings using acrylics, I work mostly in oil now.
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RebeccaTrippProfessional Traditional Artist
That's gorgeous!
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