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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Nan Gagnon's "Reunion", plus Jan-u-wine's "Across So Wide a Sea"....

Posted on 2006.12.02 at 06:10

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pearlette
pearlette at 2006-12-07 23:02 (UTC) (Link)

Stillness and movement

The clouds, the sea surface, the grasses, the gulls, the hair on the characters' heads are all moving, yet the mountains are still and solid, Bag End securely tucked under the hillside of grass, and the stars overhead burn with steady light.

The movement of the sea is beautifully painted, I can practically hear the crying of the gulls ... it's very effective.

The starlight is a beautiful touch ... it speaks powerfully of peace and tranquillity, the two hobbits at rest, and at home, underneath the stars of Elbereth. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-12-08 00:28 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Stillness and movement

The stars are in the poem, but I love the way she included them. The way they appear over Bag End (in the smoking vignette in the lower right quadrant), they seem like Mirrormere, as someone pointed out above -- stars reflected in a body of water nestled at the foot of the mountains above, which are painted in the larger scale.
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