This painting has been inspired by a story in Greek mythology about how Zeus, driven by his passionate lust, took the form of a mighty eagle to seduce and abduct a mortal youth named Ganymede who later became his personal cup bearer. It is interesting to observe how in our society the loss of innocence is always equated with the awakening of sexual desire in an individual. It seems that sexual intimacy robs us of our innocence, which I believe is a belief driven by morality and prejudiced against sexual freedom. I have used watercolor wash on handmade paper and drawn the details with a pen using waterproof ink.
Watercolor wash and pen drawing with waterproof ink on handmade paper