'And Túrin hastened along the ways to the north, through the lands now desolate between Narog and Teiglin, and the Fell Winter came down to meet him; for in that year snow fell ere autumn was passed, and spring came late and cold. Ever it seemed to him as he went that he heard the cries of Finduilas, calling his name by wood and hill, and great was his anguish; but his heart being hot with the lies of Glaurung, and seeing ever in his mind the Orcs burning the house of Húrin or putting Morwen and Nienor to torment, he held on his way, and turned never aside.'
JRR Tolkien: The Silmarillion: Chaper 21: Of Túrin Turambar
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Painted in watercolour.
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Did Turin kill an elf who insulted him and his, tho by accident, and then, rather than accept the King's pardon, spurned it and roamed the wilderness, coming finally to a tragic tho glorious end.
But yes, this is indeed the Turin that you speak of, and the Elf he insulted was Saeros. I actually have a work-in-progress piece of the precise moment of Saeros insulting Turin at the board, but who knows when this will see the light of day . Apologies for the late responses, by the way!
I also love the gradation of blues in the sky -- gives the painting a really unique look.
And I definitely agree with the other commenters that you've made the emotional urgency of this passage come through brilliantly; for me the biggest sense of foreboding is in those barren trees clustered underneath the clouds in the darkest part of the painting.
Finally, I love the thematic choice you've made to have the figure of Túrin be such a tiny part of this composition.
I think I take a leaf out of Alan Lee's book at times in terms of downscaling the characters and letting M-earth speak for itself. Not always, of course, but sometimes. And yes, those trees. They're actually supposed to be charred and withered because of Glaurung and the orcs passing that way a few days/a week or so before. Either way, they're meant to represent the bleakness of Turin walking into the literal eye of the storm.
By the way, for a snippet of Turin's journey a little further a long the road, have a look at this ... Tuor's sighting at Lake Ivrin