I’ve decided to start a new fantasy series of original Lord of the Rings (LOTR) oil paintings. The cinematography in these films is spectacular, and I’ve often watched them and thought “This scene would make such a splendid painting.” So that’s what I’ve decided to do. Take my favorite scenes from the film and use them to create oil paintings. Here are some charcoal sketches I did from “Fellowship” to get some ideas. Stay tuned for full-color oil paintings of Lord of the Rings.