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Psyche
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Published: January 26, 2010
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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 :) Psyche explained by SteveDelamare
(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  HOW I PAINT Tutorials by SteveDelamare
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Nevermore1849's avatar
Nevermore1849|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I can certainly see the Waterhouse influence, you paint like the 19th century masters. And l love all of the symbolism Heart 
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Dagoelius|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
appreciate you posting the WIP stages.
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
Glad you liked them :)
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Je connaissais le mythe sous la forme d'un flacon d'onguent donné par Perséphone.
Mais vous donnez de Waterhouses une bien jolie version avec l'ensemble des symboles entourant la future déesse pardonnée par Aphrodite
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
À votre bon cœur!  :)
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Noviazi|Student General Artist
Do you have any tutorials on how you paint? I'd really love to learn how to paint the way you do!
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Noviazi|Student General Artist
Thanks!
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DanielaIvanova's avatar
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|Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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theogroen|Professional Photographer
fantastic atmosphere - really great painting!!!+fav +fav +fav :D (Big Grin) 
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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szerba74's avatar
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|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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superb :clap:
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
:bow:
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SeekinaVarasati|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|Professional General Artist
perfect! :)
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blackdahlia|Professional General Artist
Psyche didn't learn anything from Pandora about opening boxes with mysterious contents. :ohnoes:
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
:)
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adampedrone8|Professional Traditional Artist
love this
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SteveDeLaMare|Professional General Artist
cheers
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They-Are-Not-Stars|Hobbyist General Artist
Pandora's butterfly of hope (that possibly Cupid sends her)? Or is that Cupid in a different form watching after her?
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