Queen of the Iceni Tribe
During the Battle of Watling Street

I love the sculpt of Pedro for his company Origen Art.
I love the promotianal paintjob Pepa Saveedra did on her.

... but for my taste I wanted to catch a moment. This moment. The moment see saw the battle against the outnumbered forces of Rome go to hell. Her army remains running or being slaughtered. All hope gone from her eyes, a dream dying and many bodies on the ground. I wanted to see her inside a battle, beaten up, tired, but still with a will to fight like a tigres, but with sadness in her eyes. A strong contrast to Pepa's version. I wanted to paint her as a powerful redheaded queen, with freeckles and blue warpaint.

Even the plinth is unique on this piece. I want to thank Michael aka Dellolyn for this great gift. The plinth was made out of wood from an ancient Roman bridge in Trier, Germany.

The miniature was sold to a private collector!
Thank you for your support in my passion, work and art!

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes
  • Artem Romanov

    Great work, love the clothes and whole atmosphere!
    Happy New Year!:)

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Artem. I wish you a great 2016 too.

  • Neil Szabo AKA "Zab"

    It very gritty and raw which is a nice contrast to Pepa’s drop dead gorgeous version :) Nice start to the new year!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Gritty and raw. Maybe I painted my December 2015 life experience to her :D

  • Sebastian SchubertPLUS

    Sehr schön, mit diesem Paintjob kann man seiner Fantasy freien lauf lassen.
    Ich schaue mir das 11 Bild an, lass im Hintergrund ludovico einaudi laufen, und Träum vor mich hin.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Freut mich. Danke für deinen Kommentar und deine Bewertung mein Freund.

  • Erich_Strasser

    A great idea and a great painting with a high expression of the figure

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Erich. First I was really in shock to paint her because of Pepa’s great version. I had no idea what to do with my version. I am happy you like the result.

  • Roman "Light_one" Gruba

    It turns out a great painting Roman!!! Very cool and very unique.
    Especially love her eyes , blood and warpaint!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks, brother in paint, brushes and name!

  • Sergio Torregimeno

    nice work! gold

  • David PowellPLUS

    Another beautiful painting.  I like that you’ve gone more gritty and realistic with this one instead of just making her a pretty girl (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).  I also really like the subdued colors you used for his clothing.  Feels very realistic.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you David. A warrior should look like a warrior, no matter the gender. Thanks for your comment.

  • Matt DiPietro

    I love the concept and the execution. You have truly captured your moment.

  • Jason Zhou

    Impressive work. A character with determination and also sadness

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    love the story behind Roman, you tell it, i can feel that! ;)

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      I am happy that you can see it too my friend! Painting is often so much more than just colors and clean blends.

  • Sebastian "Simon Moon" Reschke

    Just lovely!...it’s so sad and so beautiful at the same time.
    Great work Roman! Gold!