I have weakness for liking these sort of paintings. A lost temple with a lonely tree. It places itself in one's emotions in many sorts of ways. It can being lost, lonely, foreboding, even a sense of adventure on the other end of the spectrum. With a ray of sunlight coming over the mountain as a ray of hope shining on the tree.
Beautiful choice of colors. I like the light showing through the peaks on the left highlighting the tree. It gives me a very serene feeling. Knowing the Hobbit inspired you for this makes me want to see it more. Thank You
You know what this reminds me of? One of the King's Quest games. I forgot which one, but I think it was King's Quest 6. It had this area where there was minotaur's labyrinth there. It's more "grand", thou.
Yeah man, its great. Thanks, i used photoshop cs 4. 90% is painted with a chalky hard brush and a soft airbrush. And a few finishing touches with a speckled brush (for particles) and a crazy textured for the stone.