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Galadriel's Farewell by Lamorien Galadriel's Farewell by Lamorien
I've been reading the Lord of the Rings, and I was struck by how sad and beautiful Galadriel's farewell song was. Anyway, I hope you like the painting at least.

Watercolor on 400 lb Arches, 11"x14" Gold ink details on the harp :)

OH I almost forgot! I used this: [link] as a reference. Thank you :)

also, my camera decided to destroy the color. ergh, i can't wait till i have access to a nice scanner again.

"I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.
Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree.
Beneath the stars of Ever-eve in Eldamar it shone,
In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion.
There long the golden leaves have grown upon the branching years,
While here beyond the Sundering Seas now fall the Elven-tears.
O Lórien! The Winter comes, the bare and leafless Day;
The leaves are falling in the stream, the River flows away.
O Lórien! Too long I have dwelt upon this Hither Shore
And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.
But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?"

thanks to [link] for sending me the link with the verses :)
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:iconcelestialhost:
Celestialhost Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Jan 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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irish-blackberry Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconstarsong-studio:
Starsong-Studio Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello,
I would like to feature your beautiful image on my next blog post on Amazing Stories: [link]
Please let me know if this is not ok with you! :) The blog is scheduled to go online early February - I'll notify you when it is up.
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, i'd be delighted to be featured! Just credit back with a link, please :) Thanks so much, please do notify me, I'll be happy to share the article.
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:iconstarsong-studio:
Starsong-Studio Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
My apologies for being slack with notifying you. Your image is now featured here: [link]

Thanks, and keep up the good work!
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wooooooo thanks again for the feature!
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:iconstarsong-studio:
Starsong-Studio Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ooops DA inserts funky stuff in my links! Try this: --[link] - it's the "Images of Galadriel" article
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living-undead Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, beautiful, love the details on the harp. Her farewell song is quite lovely, and also sad.
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