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Psyche by SteveDelamare Psyche by SteveDelamare
Inspired by John Waterhouses'
"Psyche opening the box"
This is my own version.

I've tried to add all the elements that make up the Psyche and Cupid story, which is far too long to explain here...
but explained here :) [link]
(bonus points if you can work out why I've added a butterfly in the picture before you look at the explanation)

Painting stages WIP here [link]
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DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work on the figure is outstanding. You really have that ancient Greek atmosphere that I'd expect from a mythological painting. :D I love how consistent the lighting turned out, too :love:
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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theogroen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
fantastic atmosphere - really great painting!!!+fav +fav +fav :D (Big Grin) 
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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szerba74 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Just wondering if you will be making this avalible in any bigger sizes.. I want to eventually get this on canvas.. just let me know..
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the enquiry. The print should now be available in rolled canvas larger sizes (if I've pressed the right buttons) :)
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sameer-patil Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student
superb :clap:
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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SeekinaVarasati Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Originally Greek word anima has a meaning of a buttefly, spirit, soul, movement and air. Or we use it in this meaning today, I am not sure, but the connection between your thinking-emotional self - aka soul - and a butterfly is thus quite obvious.
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
perfect! :)
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