Sunday, May 23, 2010

Merlin's Cottage

I believe this is Merlin's cottage. The sense of place and reality is really perfect, with a feeling of believable magic (arcane science). The architectural elements are brilliant. This is where I'd want to live as an ancient wizard. My mind's eye is agoggle as I imagine the interior of the cottage and what wonders might reside there.

One of my favoritist images ever, tucked away in my morgue, with no information on the artist. I know I should know who it is, but I can't place it. Can anyone help me with that?

Okay, here's the update: This lovely painting is by Charles Frizzell, who has a website that shows this piece and more. Thanks to Marc for the info and thanks to Charles for the idyllic daydreams.

13 comments:

M. D. Jackson said...

The artist's style looks awfully familiar and I feel that I should know it as well, but I just can't put my finger on it.

It looks kind of like a Thomas Kincaid painting.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Oh good gosh no. Wash your mouth out. Suddenly I don't like the painting. Oh please no. Just cuz he paints cottages don't make it so. No no no.

E.G.Palmer said...

I like it, I'd live there. I think I'll build that table with the gothic arch trestle legs. I make one-off furniture and I always lean medieavalesque in theme.
Unless I'm feeling industrial, or rustic, or,...whatever.

Marc Hudgins said...

I knew I'd seen it before. Page 194 of Spectrum Eleven -Chris Frizzell.

Marc Hudgins said...

I knew it looked familiar. Page 194 of Spectrum Eleven. Chris Fizzell.

RahneFan said...

The thumbnail looks more Kincaidian than the full size image. But yeah.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Marc. I knew the answer would be in a Spectrum, which is where I went looking. But funny thing, I don't own eleven, and I didn't cut one up, so I wonder where I got this particular page from. It's cemented to a backing, so I don't know what's on the backside.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Okay, I'm confused. Marc, you actually left two comments, except one had a spelling of Frizzell, with an " r " and the other was Fizzell, without an " r ". I don't have that volume to check it, and I don't see him in other volume indexes. Could you or someone give us a confirmation on correct spelling?

Thanks!

Marc Hudgins said...

Frizzell with an"r". Sorry for the double post :) Thought it hadn't gone through.

And it's Charles, not Chris -I was getting my girls to bed when I wrote that, frazzelled I guess :)

Spectrum has his info as:

frizzell@chaffee.net
http://www.frizzellstudios.com/

Marc

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Marc. I really appreciate your finding that out.

nyrdyv said...

Ideal for one of those 5000 piece puzzles?

Cheers!

Steven G. Willis
XOWComics.com

Stevie D Re Max said...

Yes... This wonderful artist is "Charles Frizzell" . He is amazing ! I loved this painting so much, that I bought and own the only original in existence... directly from Charles. It truly is a Portal to another world * Serene * Peaceful * and Full of Color and Energy ! * It will take you wherever you wish to be...
The name of this great masterpiece is: "The Wizard's Vale".

Charles said...

Thank you Stevie D, Yes is my painting and it is the cover pic on my FB page, so check it out there and you will see that it is nothing like Kinkade. A friend on FB alerted me to the post of my painting on this blog so had to come see it. A poor reproduction colorwise but acceptable. Visit me on FB.