Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fossil


Here I'm playing with a concept I first came upon while reading The Hobbit many years ago. The idea is that Trolls will turn to stone if hit by direct sun light. That's what happened here. This poor fellow has been there for decades and a local maiden has decided to turn his back into her thinking and day dreaming place. He's covered in moss with vines and creepers making their way up his arms and torso - he'll be there forever and one day her daughter will discover this very same place for herself.

I don't get much time these days to do personal work but I did manage this one a couple of weeks ago. It may be a while before I get the chance again despite a ready cache of ideas just waiting to be painted. This one is gouache and watercolour on cold pressed paper.

Seasons Greetings all.

larry

17 comments:

Raul Avila said...

Magic and suggestive sites.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Raul - I enjoyed this one.

Craig Phillips said...

O thats just beautiful Larry I think it is my favourite piece of yours in a while. Its just gorgeous and you can really see that it has a lot of heart in it. Its quite magical. I wish you'd get more time to do personal work!

charisse said...

I love how you created those trees and roots and how the whole thing looks so magical. Wish you could do more of these stuff...very inspiring!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

croquisman said...

Great,great!!

Philip said...

beautiful illustrations

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Craig. I really wish I had more time for the personal work but alas, no such luck. I'm about to plunge back into client work and will likely be submerged for some time. The vote of confidence is much appreciated.

Larry MacDougall said...

Charisse

Thanks for the wonderful and encouraging comments. I too wish I could do more of this stuff.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Hapi

Larry MacDougall said...

Croquisman, Philip

Thanks guys.

Faebyl said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both Pat and you:)
big hugs!
Mon:)

Larry MacDougall said...

Monika

Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to you too of course. I hope you guys have a great holiday season.

larry

Su Haitao said...

You always constantly excellent work's, awesome work's! these is so beautiful! wish you have a Merry Christmas, cheers! from your friend of China.

Alina Chau said...

Stunning!!!

Larry MacDougall said...

Su Haitao

It's nice to have you back my friend.
Thanks for your wonderful comment.

larry

Larry MacDougall said...

Alina

Thank-you for stopping by and Happy New Year !

larry