The Summer Solstice in June is a popular time for weddings and the celebration of feminine power. June is named for Juno, a goddess who protects the affairs of women. It is also a traditional time of divination. I found more than a few mentions in my research of young maidens using this time as a way to foretell who their future husbands might be!
The image of a young woman looking into a well to see her future husband stuck with me during research to become the painting you see now! Research also said she should be naked while perching on the well, but I admit I really just wanted to draw a pretty rose-themed wedding dress!
To read more about the creation of this piece, including stock resources, process shots, etc. check out her Sketch Diary coming soon to my Art Blog! Those pledging as Digital Collectors will get the Sketch Diary before everyone else in PDF form.
Original Painting - Available in my Etsy shop !
Open Edition Prints - Available in my Etsy shop !
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Digital Coloring Page - Available in my Etsy shop !
Digital Wallpapers for Desktop, Tablet, & Phone - Available in my Etsy shop ! (Included in the Digital Collector Rewards!)
I'll be uploading the Rewards as soon as I'm able so I can get started on Lady of July's mask and stay on schedule for this month! I'm also planning to have the embellished prints gilded and sent off by the end of this month as well.
If you don't see Lady of June products up immediately in my shop, stay tuned! I'm getting them up as fast as I can, but wanted to go ahead and push out this post to share this Lady before I got too late in the month.
I hope she was worth the additional wait! I am very pleased with her and think I managed to meet the challenge that Lady of November set, as far as quality in this series.
Onwards to the next Lady! Only 4 more to go after this one! :D