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TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr by KristinaGehrmann TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr by KristinaGehrmann
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My 6th portrait in the series of Tudor Queens - and also the last one of Henry VIII's wives.
But my series isn't finished yet. Guess whom the next portrait will feature! :D

Anyway: I referenced most of her look from this painting:…
Again I took some liberties with the clothing. The nobility probably wouldn't have worn pink dresses in Tudor times because it looked like washed-out, faded red, surely a sign that you couldn't afford new clothes. At least that's what this professional Henry VIII impersonator says:… . Warning: The website is addictive, I spent hours reading there :D
Face reference from lockstock

Links to the previous portraits in the series:
Catherine of Aragon -…
Anne Boleyn -…
Jane Seymour -…
Anne of Cleves -…
Catherine Howard -…
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lilmissann Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love that shade of pink you chose, it gives her an innocent and pure look.
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The last queen, the nicest of all and loved everyone equally and survived the king's wrath by a hair (or really neck).
Donovan448 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! :) 
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Donovan448 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might hire you for a commission in the future. Right now, I got to many commitments to other artists. Maybe next year?
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Feel free to contact me about it anytime.
oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Incredibly good.
Ariel-D Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
Novecaudas Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Seems to be thanking God she came out of it alive.
KerensaW Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!  Not sure how this came up on my search for Facebook addiction photos but glad it did lol - LOVE your work. :)    Thanks for the link too, i'm a bit obsessed with Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth :)
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stunningly beautiful! :)


kath660 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this painting! your style really matches that of the time period this portrays. good work, i'm following! :D
FalseDisposition Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning, but a little young, isn't she? Beautiful though.
TatianaRomanov21 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so good!!!! Great job!!!
LadyAnneBoleyn00 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Really Really Good!!!!!!!!
MorningMelon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Jesus, impressive realism!
artofmaxielee Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
This is beautiful. You have an excellent gallery. :heart:
imhilien Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely. :)
Chrisma60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
auch wieder sehr gelungen...Klasse Arbeit
Bbl14 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exceptional. Great pose for Katherine Parr, Henry VIIIs last wife. While she actually did outlive the sickly old king, she barely escaped with her head on her neck...
Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well Done!!!
LUVCORNBREAD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
well done, beautiful
MissSindy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Lucky girl, she survived that horrid king before he could kill her or divorce her. Even if by only a year
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is stunning! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
nicjo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, not my favourite tudor queen but this painting is stunning! you are seriously talented!
starrynights1987 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Writer
very beautiful
BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart: beautiful :heart:
Dollinator Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely incredible ! Her expression is so ... wow ... I'm not finding words sorry ! really stunning work !
MariamMohammed Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi,you've been feature [link] :heart:,
Beanie86 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I love the dress!!
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
She looks beautiful :) Catherine Parr is really some1 to admire. I think she really did love King Henry VIII & his children, & it was b/c of her that Princess Elizabeth (as well as Edward & Mary) was well-cared for & tutored by some of the finest teachers England had to offer. She even acted as Regent when Henry was too sick to go to Privy council meetings, & she would often sit w/ him & hold his hand while he was being treated by doctors. She was an amazing lady for her time.
xSteel-and-Lacex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
She looks absolutely beautiful here! She looks almost real. The lighting is fantastic!
BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
wunderschön! sieht aus wie ein foto:)
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
lovely work, interesting pose, the colours are beautiful.
lessdeviant Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the soft light on her face. Hut ab ! :)
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG !! I fall in love !! great work !
LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my word! Beautiful!
This has turned out so amazing!
Cat Parr is by far holding first place in my top royals (she is tied with another though). This image is the most beautiful image I have ever seen of her! So fantastic!~
MuqaGensou Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
iI love that look of serenity on her face,of hope! The One who Survived!
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inuyashasmate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
so very beautiful
MissCake Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic! Love the realism and her clothes are wonderful! And you really made the hair look distant in the back of her head! Great job! :D
Larocka84 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this series... and this is my favorite! :clap: You did a great work.
Tashtastic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
You're work is so beautiful and amazing.
Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, there's another reason Lady Catherine wouldn't have worn pink---at the time, pink was seen as a very masculine color.

However, this is absolutely beautiful, just like all of your other Tudor pieces!
Snumaru Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Even though the pink may not be 100% perfect for the time period, I still love it!
123453 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
verry Beautiful
AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   General Artist
yeah, the Tudor re-imaginings are doing it for me!! This is my favourite.. Superb series Kristina.
DeZsaSmith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I absolutely ADORE this painting.
A-teinna Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Photographer
Hello dear member of :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :iconlovesplz:

Your beautiful work has been featured in the monthly news article about the Devious Folder: [link]

Thank you for sharing your work :wave:
LillaMamman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I think you've outdone yourself with this one. Clearly my favorite in the series.

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