I read The Lord of the Rings for the first time in 1978 and immediately started my first series of paintings from it. Over the next couple of years, in addition to painting action scenes, I did a series of portraits of the major characters. Gollum was one of the most fascinating of these. He was originally a Stoor Hobbit, living near water with big hands and feet. By the time we meet him in the Lord of the Rings he has been living in a cave with The Ring for many years. His skin has yellowed, stretched, and he has generally deteriorated, but he still retains Hobbit features. This was one of the most fun pictures I've painted, especially with portraiture.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Lord of the Rings and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Lord of the Rings paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Lord of the Rings on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Lord of the Rings embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.