Friday, November 22, 2013

Ornament of a deer lying in a circle of oak branches

The inspiration for this watercolor I painted came from German artist
Albrecht Durer. One of his famous prints was
 "Ornament with a deer lying in a circle of oak branches"
(shown below)
Durer was a painter, printmaker, engraver and mathematician
and theorist. He lived from 1471-1528.

Close up

Original artwork from Durer

Monday, November 4, 2013

Those that Wander

I found this saying from Tolkien. I think its a good one.
Those of you who are Lord of the Rings fans may
recognize it.
It's in The Fellowship of the Ring
where Gandolf speaks of Strider. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

3,000 year old gold torc found

A three thousand year old gold torc was found in Ireland by a treasure
hunter in bogland. He initially thought it was a car spring because of its
shape.  Torcs were jewelry worn by what was thought to be royalty only.
Read more about this fascinating story.

This is what a normal Torc looks like when not twisted
like the one above.