The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

LAST STAND AT GILOH

Mrs. Trowbridge often wrote and painted subjects relating to her ancestors. She wanted her children and her descendants to understand and appreciate shrew family history. One of the most heroic and colorful characters in shrew legend was Shrew Khan. Here Mrs. T depicts a pivotal scene from Shrew Khan's career as a warrior shrew...the Last Stand at Giloh.

16 comments:

Alina Chau said...

THese pages just getting better everytime!! Beautiful!

Michelle Lana said...

just love your stuff! great one!

Amy Zaleski said...

Excellent chapter in the Chronicles....wonderful castle rendering. Missed your "smoke" entry last week - love the little stove!

michael dailey said...

this isn't fair she builds me all up and then never tells what he did to make himself so famous in shew land.
Great looking illo

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful (and beautifully illustrated) blog. LIke Tolkien you've created a whole new world complete with ecology, politics and history! I'll be dropping by often!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message!

JO said...

This is another lovely illo. I was thinking the same thoughts as Tj very middle earthlike.

ratlion said...

Beautiful scene...it has character, if you know what i mean...
:)
Cheers

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Absolutely mythic and beautiful! The whole concept of these chronicles is really neat.

Daphne said...

I'm really enjoying Mrs. T's stories and her lush artwork, as always...

carla said...

Mrs. T has a very impressive and epic background! I love the distant feeling of this piece...distant past and the faraway view. The rising smokeis amazing, and the sun rising over the mountains gives a feeling of hope. Lovely work!

studio lolo said...

Your work and stories are magical!
Thanks for stopping by with nice comments :)

HARDWAX said...

Shrew Khan must have been anazing, so glad Mrs.Trowbridge shared this brief history of her heroic ancestor. I love the castle, very beautiful, very Mrs.Trowbridge. So excellent!

Toni said...

I still love reading your stories and seeing your illustrations.

Sherry said...

This is such a great illustration. I love the trailing smoke. . .very peaceful!

Sherry

Ginger*:)* said...

Your mountains make me drool. They look so timeless and beautiful. Just like your stories, the scenes you paint are magical.

aynaku said...

one of your best ever! I really like the shape of the mountain range...reminds me a Tibetan landscape and Marco Polo travels...beatiful