"She loved the deep shadows of the great trees."
-The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
This is a portrait of Melian from Tolkien's book The Silmarillion. In this portrait, I wanted to portray Melian surrounded by song birds. There is no one quite like Melian in Middle-earth, she is so powerful and so wise, so I thought that she must feel quite alone sometimes. But she finds comfort in walking through the starlit forests of Middle-earth, the place she loves so much.
The original painting was painted with oils on cotton canvas with gold leaf details. Size 5"x7" inches.