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Gandalf's Return Fireworks In The Shire oil on canvas   by Joe Gilronan

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Gandalf's Return Fireworks In The Shire oil on canvas by 

Gandalf trundles forward on a horse and cart heading for Bag end and Bilbo’s birthday preparations, sheep being hastily driven before him. The cart laden with his famous fireworks is followed by a gathering crowd of Hobbit children and much to the delight of the young Hobbits he lets loose an exploding fire cracker its smoke billowing out far behind him.

Adult Hobbits pretending to go about their every day business can’t help but come out of their holes for a closer look, while the more wary children peer through windows or from the safety of the hedgerow.

In the distance The water mill overlooks the busy Hobbit farmers collecting hay (overseen by Farmer Maggot and Grip). One of the farmers too excited to continue work can be seen running for all he’s worth trying to catch up with with the cart.

Inspired by the opening chapter of The Fellowship Of The Ring (A Long Expected Party) and also paying a huge nod to Peter Jackson’s film version; the painting depicts Gandalf laden with fireworks heading for Hobbiton and Bilbo’s birthday preparations.

I am a full time professional artist who has been greatly influenced by the works of Tolkien.

Find further details at:- http://news.mymiddle-earth.net/2012/01/30/the-tolkien-inspired-art-of-joe-gilronan/

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  • Monika Howarth
    Monika Howarthalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you Monika.Joe

    – Joe Gilronan

  • angwickham
    angwickhamalmost 3 years ago

    how very beautiful.

  • Ang.Thankyou for your kind comments.Joe.

    – Joe Gilronan

  • Joe Gilronan
    Joe Gilronanover 2 years ago

    A Big Thank You to the art collector’s who have bought my work.All the card’s and the poster and the calender.Joe.

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    congratulations on your sales Joe:) this is magnificent:))

  • Thank you Tereza, I don’t normally have favorites but have to admit this is one defiantly is, well at the at the moment!!

    – Joe Gilronan

  • Joe Gilronan
    Joe Gilronanover 1 year ago

    A Big Thank You to the collector who bought this image.

  • Joe Gilronan
    Joe Gilronan5 months ago

    Big thanks to the art collector who bought this work.

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