"Serenity" - 40x20cms

Oil on cotton canvas

"Soft comes the hush of eventide
And songbirds hide
In limbs of budded trees
To bid farewell to setting sun
With lullabies they've sung
Each night for centuries. [....]" 

By Margaret Yacavace

After a long time of working with acrylics, I felt like going for oil would be a good idea. I wanted to create something calm, serene, that would bring inner peace and happy thoughts. A beautiful sunset photograph found on Pinterest, which I used for reference, inspired this calm landscape. Working with this palette of colors felt like a therapy, putting my emotions to life through the brushes.


"Psyche" - 50x70cms

Acrylics on canvas

I first watched Psyche's story on Youtube. Click here to watch the illustrated story told in such a beautiful way.

Psyche was human, a young woman of immeasurable beauty. She was so beautiful that all men were intimidated by her. Thinking that beauty was a curse, she was abandoned by her father to the gods. Venus saw her beauty as a threat, and asked her son Cupid to make her fall in love with a monster. The god of love fell for her instead and took her to his castle, where he made love to her without revealing his identity, keeping her in the dark.


"Daphne" - 50x60cms

Acrylics on canvas

"Daphne was another of those independent young huntresses who are met with so often in the mythological stories. 

She is said to have been Apollo's first love. It is not strange that she fled from him. Her father, the river god Peneus, was greatly tried because she refused all the young men who wooed her. 

But at last Apollo saw her, an everything ended for her. She was hunting. her dress short to the knee, her arms bare, her hair in wild disarray. She was enchantingly beautiful.Apollo thought, "What would she not look like properly dressed and with her hair nicely arranged?". The idea made the fire that was devouring his heart blaze up even more fiercely and he started off in pursuit.