Cupid overthrown ... by Chris Armytage™

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© Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford, Victoria.

And now for something completely different LOL! Just needed a change of direction after a very stressful couple of weeks … so will leave you to contemplate whether this is any good or not (I’m totally undecided so please be honest) … while I take a few days break.

Last night’s wind saw Cupid’s overthrow,
Who, in the park’s most mysterious corner,
Would bend his bow in guileful laughter,
His aspect causing us to daydream so!

Last night’s wind toppled him! The marble
Shattered with dawn’s breath. It’s sad to see
His pedestal, with sculptor’s name a mystery,
Scarce legible in the shadow of an arbor.

Oh, it’s sad to see the empty pedestal
All bare! And melancholy fancies entering
Wander through my dream, where deep chagrin
Calls up a future solitary and fateful.

Oh, it’s sad! – And you feel it, yes, you too,
Touched by the sight, though your roaming eye
Toys with the gold and crimson butterfly
Skimming the debris on the pathway strewn.

Cupid Overthrown
(Fêtes Galants: L’Amour par Terre)

FEATURED in We Sell Art, 24 July 2011

FEATURED in ♥ Artists Universe ♥ 25 July 2011

FEATURED in High Quality Images, 31 July 2011

FEATURED in Art Universe, 5 August 2011

I used a stock image by ssdema for the woman in this image. The background is partly lifted from one of my own conceptual images, which was itself a blend of several photographs, all of it enhanced, using digital painting and brushes, as well as layering and editing in Photoshop CS3.


red, black, woman in red, woman, blond, snakes, branches, moon, dreams, demons, cupid, love, passion, lost, gone, tangled, fallen

I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t create, it’s as natural to me as breathing, especially now that we have the means to achieve great art with digital photography. It’s so exciting and I feel that my creativity has finally come to fruition with these fantastic digital tools.
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  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thanks vamp!

    – Chris Armytage™

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks Sylvia, I had fun with it :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • fazza
    fazzaabout 3 years ago

    this is well done chris,looks fantastic,love to be able to do this,fazza

  • I think you could if you tried fazza, you’re doing great manipulations these days! Thanks for your support and great comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 3 years ago

    I think the image and words go very well together. Beautifully done, Chris!

  • Thanks so much Chris, I appreciate your feedback :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    beautiful work Chris

  • Thanks so much Kathy, glad you like it :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Chris, I love the effect….is it any good…ha! brilliant:)

  • Wow, thanks for your great comments Shan, I really appreciate your opinion on this :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Looks great to me! I think it’s very good and it goes so well with the poem!

  • Thanks so much Dot, sorry about the late reply :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 3 years ago

    Very cool work Chris..☺☺☺☺☺

  • Fantastic! Thanks so much for featuring “Cupid overthrown” Gene, such a lovely honour and surprise :)))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago

    on your well deserved feature!

  • Hi Dee, that is so kind of you, thank you so much :))x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 3 years ago

    Well there you go Chris, the feature says it all. I love the choice of colour and your texture work is beautiful, well done , some more please :o)xox

  • Josie, please excuse my late reply. So pleased you liked what I did with this, sometimes it’s good to experiment. Thanks dear friend :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

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