This is an ACEO size painting that I did recently to study my favourite artist J W Waterhouse. I have, among many of his books, a little tiny pocket size book of his works, and there was a detail of Echo that caught my eye.
The story of Echo is that she was punished by some goddess for her non stop chattering, she was forced to repeat the words of others. She was in love with Narcissus who sadly for her, was only in love with himself. He saw his reflection in some water and there he stayed, gazing at himself till he was no more! Echo, stoooopid girl, pined for him till she too was no more… except for her voice. Echo.