Monday, December 1, 2008

Zephyrus ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache , 2008.
Zephyrus was another of the Anemoi, the God of the gentle west wind, brother of Boreas. He was known as the messenger of spring. In one story, he and Apollo vied for the love of a handsome Spartan youth, Hyacinth. Hyacinth chose Apollo, which made Zephyrus mad with jealousy. He later found them playing with a discus, and blew a gust of wind that caused the discus to hit Hyacinth in the head and kill him. Apollo then created the hyacinth flower from his blood


Loredana said...

I like this one really a lot!

Theresa Bayer said...

Oops, messed up my comment...anyways, lovely painting and I love how you put in a narrative account of the different figures from mythology and history.