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This forest was originally called Greenwood The Great, and was a dense and heavy forest that occupied the eastern part of  the Wilderland. It was originally a welcoming forest and a safe route for many travellers. It was originally the home of the Wood-elves.

With the return of Sauron, it became a haunted and dark place that was inhabited by many dark and evil things, and came to be called Mirkwood.

After the War Of The Ring,  Sauron was reduced to a powerless spirit of malice and the darkness was lifted. The forest regained its former place of welcome and was renamed The Wood of Green Leaves.

Howe Park Woods – Fantasy Forest

Howe Park Woods – Fantasy Forest

Howe Park Woods

Howe Park Woods. The Fantasy Forest

What creatures live in Howe Park Woods – the Fantasy Forest of the night? What creatures stir when the sun goes down? Is this the forest of Lothlorien the home to the Elves, or Fangorn home to the Ents. Maybe Mirkwood, now the home of dark and savage things.

Howe Park – Fantasy Forest is an eye catching, but simple glazed landscape painting that is easy to do. Join me for a day time workshop on Saturday 7th January and at the end of the day, you will be taking this home. You will paint it under my tuition and it will be your own masterpiece. This is a suitable painting for any standard of painter from the never painted before, to the experienced. A relatively biggie at 100cm x 40cm. Creative ways to use a radiator roller. (more…)