Thursday, May 17, 2012

Smaug The Magnificent (Burglar Baggins). Acrylic/Oil on heavily textured/embossed canvas.

Folk art/naive take on Smaug The Magnificent.

The jewel encrusted Smaug Rests atop his magnificent hoard, while in the far left archway Bilbo the burglar Baggins makes off with a treasure.

Smaug was intimately familiar with every last item within his hoard, and instantly noticed the theft of a relatively inconsequential cup by Bilbo Baggins. According to Tolkien, his rage was the kind which "is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy lose something they have long had but never before used or wanted." 

The painting is based on a passage from the Hobbit and retells the story of Bilbo's encounter with Smaug the Dragon.

Original oil/lacrylic on heavily textured canvas, The dragon, archways, Bilbo and other features are in high relief.

The canvas measures 12 x 8 inches and is available to purchase via my shop above.

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