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Shire Bridge by BohemianWeasel Shire Bridge by BohemianWeasel
I painted the original a couple of years ago: it was an idea that just pleased me of Frodo and Sam by one of the Shire's little rivers, perhaps at the beginning of their long journey when everything still felt adventurous in a very safe way, when they were still in their own land.
I liked the parallel between these two by the river, and the earlier pair of friends Sméagol and Déagol, and how their river trip ended... And both of those pairs of friends are bound by the same ring.

This is a re-working (with added frame and different colour palette) made for the Tolkien art show 'Evil in the Shining Light', Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, through September 2015.
Original was acrylics on paper, 10 x 7.5" Frame element by Stephen Clulow on Flickr.
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Mohnlied Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can just feel the summer here. Beautiful.
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SenadiMell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! So peaceful.
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Deathlydollies13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh, all these pretty colors with wonderful lighting! * u *

This is so calm but cheerful. X3 I love this!
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CelandineGranger Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely concept, and such a picturesque rendering of it.
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alvringer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, I love the dappled leaves and the reflection in the water. It is a good parallel comparison, I think that works really well.
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MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work, well done...;) (Wink) 
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the water lilys in the pond, that's a very nice touch :)
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vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love your frames , and as a hard core LOTR fan and an artist 
your paintings are magic, on both accounts 
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GreenWallsOfArt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student General Artist
How nice it would be to sit on a river like that with a couple of friendly hobbits... :-)
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Serpaso89 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
I don't like the frame, but the paint is fantastic. You are really gifted.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
These are lovely!
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Murtaghje Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooah that's really beautiful
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist
I KNEW IT WAS THE SHIRE!M i jusr knew it, even before I clicked on it. 

The style is very soft, which is a great choice. Really brings it all together.
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Ysydora Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Foxtrot - Wow! great work!! Pink love III 
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SmileyGrin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I love this picture, the art style is so good. Sam was always my mother's favorite character and this pic brings back so many memories for me. It makes me smile :)
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Dgarauz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work.
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TheGalaxy17 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Your painting is amazing. I love the colors...!!! <3
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Silversong-Rain Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this even before I opened the thumb and saw who it was. the warm golden green was just too inviting not to take a closer look. that is a great frame, looks like something you would find on the wall at bag end.
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MorkowDragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! So cool!:) (Smile) 
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Cheekman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
You are AMAZING.
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, great colors!
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Shamskhalid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
lovly
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Aunay Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Eru, why is this so beautiful?
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely! I really like your thoughts for this.
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AcupofEarlGrey86 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Gorgeous :D. I love how warm it feels.
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Yuki-OE Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015   Digital Artist
nice color :D i like yellowish green of trees...
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PandasWings Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow this is just so pretty ^^ It's got such a cozy feel to it ^^
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WatchuDrawing Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous! Love the earthy colors and definitely love the two characters!
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silverbullet72 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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