I based this angel on the idea of looking into the sea from a beach. The wings are based on simplified versions of a Kingfisher.
Drawings of Lord Leighton’s “Archway on the Palatine”, Corot, “Italian Woman”, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, “The Four Times of Day: Morning, Noon, Evening, Night”.
After painting the narrative of Diana banishing Callisto I wanted to illustrate the story of Callisto as she was turned into a bear by Juno. The end of the story sees Callisto and her son Arcas placed in the sky as constellations. Even after being placed in the sky Callisto’s punishment is not over. The two Bear constellations never dip below the horizon to refresh themselves with water. That’s why they can be seen all year round.