Thursday, September 06, 2007
Cupid - Sweet Little Baby Angel - Pastel Painting
11x14 Pastel on watercolor paper; framed.

Lovely Pastel Cupid Painting, on Arches watercolor paper. I just love his fluttery violet wings! I find myself returning to this particular violet color again and again (in portraits, and in backgrounds).

His mouth and eyes are wide open; he seems surprised; maybe my Cupid is contemplating his next victim, or maybe his arrow just unexpectedly shot somebody unintended. In heart matters, there are many surprises and our little Cupid has a lot of work to do!

Definition from Encyclopedia Mythica: Cupid -- The Roman god of love and the son of Venus. He is a small, winged boy, carrying bow and arrows. The arrows, once struck the heart, makes the victim fall in love. He is also portrayed as a young man with his beloved Psyche, with Venus or with a small group of winged infants (the Amoretti or Amorini). Some traditions say that he was born from a silver egg.
His Greek equivalent is Eros. The name is derived from the Latin cupido, "desire".


posted by Angel @ 5:10 PM  
  • At 6:52 AM, Blogger VinK said…


  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger Joan said…

    How cute...
    I have watched the enlarged image and it seems more paint than pastel. Very nice colours.

  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger Angel said…

    Thank you! You'll be surprised to find then that this painting took me less than an hour to complete it(shhh... let it be a secret!) - painting it was a pure pleasure! Some paintings you have to come to and learn from, and some come to you - this one came to me, effortlessly and in a good spirit.

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  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger William said…

    Cute Painting. I like your good work.

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