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