December 31st 2012
Watercolor and ink
Here's the last picture of the Year 2012! This is a rather late Christmas present for my mom and dad (commissioned by my dad) that I just finished an hour or so ago. This passage comes from the Book of Tobit (particularly Tobit 8:5-7), where Tobiah and Sarah are praying together before their wedding night. This was one of the readings in my parents' wedding, so it's a very special passage for them.
This one is also in a Gothic illumination style. The three little illustrations on the side all have to do with the theme of marriage. The first one is of a young married couple being blessed by the holy Trinity. The second is of Christ on the cross when His side (and heart) were pierced, and flowing out in the Blood and Water is the Church, Christ's Bride.
The third and bottom one is of an older married couple receiving their crowns of glory for their faithfulness from the hands of Christ.
Anyways, enjoy, God bless and have a Happy New Year! Background parchment texture used: Plain Brown Paper texture.