Acrylic on canvas board.
The blurb beneath the previous painting (Consultation) explains what project this was created for, so I won't repeat it all here.)
This is the second painting and was intended as a section break between areas of story, (either of the crowns could be used as appropriate.)
The idea is that Arthur is the Oak King, (I did a painting of Arthur as the Oak King for the story "Light of Arthur", (he unfortunately looked remarkably like a laughing Rupert Grint...but let's draw a veil over that...
) Anyway...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.)
Anyway, the upper crown is Arthur's. It's mostly red and yellow gold oak leaves, with acorns in forest green and Pendragon red, with a bit of Merlin's mistletoe in it.
The crown below is Merlin's. Merlin gets a crown which is mostly mistletoe, created from green and yellow gold and pearls. But it has a little bit of Arthur's oak in it.