It finally turned into this:
This has been on my work table way too long, but here goes:
The Good: Smoke rings and Thorin et al ( i.e. the dwarves)
The Bad: Bilbo, totally dropped the ball on him and he's RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COMP!
Things to take away: More work in the drawing and sketching stages; start things and finish them - this sat for too long between too many sessions of paint, ergo, no flow.
"Queer Lodgings," 16 x 20, oils on Illustration Board.
P.S. on the time issue and things sitting for too long...there will be a finished drawing for the next Hobbit painting posted by Sunday night.
P.P.S. there will be spiders.