I just finished this painting called Cupid and Psyche, and now onto the next!

Cupid and Psyche, Oil on Board, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

Cupid and Psyche, Oil on Board, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

 

Shows a woman standing in Victorian dress, standing barefoot on a butterfly about to release an arrow from it’s bow. Inspired by the story Cupid and Psyche  from the Latin novel Metamorphoses, written in the 2nd century AD by Apuleius. It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche  (“Soul”) and Cupid (Love), and their ultimate union in marriage. My take on it is about finding your true passion of the soul (Psyche) and executing it with love, accuracy, and determination (Cupid).