Acrylic on canvas board.
The blurb beneath the previous painting (Consultation) explains what project this was created for, (The sequel to the story "Light of Arthur" by the amazing Venivincere), so I won't repeat it all here.)
This painting is a companion piece to my painting of Arthur as the Oak King.[link]
The idea is that Arthur is the Oak King, and when he takes Merlin as his consort, Merlin becomes the Mistletoe Prince.
It's said that Mistletoe was sacred for the druids. It only grows in apple or oak trees. (There's a whole fertility symbolism attached to it...mainly because the translucent white berries resemble semen, which is why we kiss under it now.)
A little bit appropriate for the season what with the mistletoe and all, so I shall wish everyone a happy Christmas, or Yule, or whatever you happen to celebrate.