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THE PIANO for The Criterion Collection


Greg Ruth

I know I keep saying this was a dream job/ bucket-list project, and it truly was. I just have a really HUGE long bucket list of dream projects. But among them THE PIANO stands mighty and tall. I had just seen ANGEL AT MY TABLE about a week before this landed in theaters way back in the early 1990's, and the leap between them was engulfing and mighty. The unconventional nature of it, the blossoming…

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YESTERDAY’S POST


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J.R.R. Tolkien


Donato Giancola

January 19, 2022 - January 3th of this year marked the 130th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birth, Happy Birthday John Ronald Reuel! With the new Amazon Silmarillion adaptation coming soon, Middle-earth is on my mind these days, with an itch to start another massive landscape work.  To hold us over, here is a revisit to a post from the beginning of MuddyColors days and one of my favorite paintings from the studio, a portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien. I cannot begin to tell how excited I was to undertake this commission to celebrate the brilliant mind that has thrilled readers for generations and inspired artists like myself with riches of stories and characters to fill visionary paintings. From the simple beginnings of Bilbo and the Dwarves in The Hobbit, to the personal trials of Frodo and the fellowship in The…

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