Hmmm. Well. My submission for
's contest. I've been working on it for a while . . . most of the painting was done last week up to today, but the drawing part had been done for a while before.
Roses are the most boring things on earth to paint. I never would have guessed, but they are.
The ring in the roses says' Amor Vincit Omnia' a phrase taken from 'Canterbury Tales' meaning 'Love Conquers All' or something similar. You can't see it from the photo I took of the painting, a lot of detail was lost >.<
The clothing was based partly on the clothing of the people depicted in the Medieval French Book of Hours- Tres Riches Heures. You can see info/pics here: [link]
References(used for pose/proportions etc.):
For the roses I looked through old garden catalogs that my Mom had. No ref for the background.
Watercolors, and colored pencil for the window, because the pen I used to draw the lead lines started to bleed when I added water XP on illustration board.