This is the first attempt I made in oil of the female form. The scene is Psyche carried off the mountain by the West Wind, though the focus is on her with her Heliconian wings.
The story of Cupid and Psyche has been analyzed from a psychological perspective exploring archetypes, family, marriage, love, relationships, and it has been evaluated from the feminist viewpoint. For me this piece is personal.
Cupid and Psyche is an ancient tale of how love prevails despite impossible odds. A lovely thought.
Oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″