Pan Playing His Syrinx Picture

Pan, the Greek half-man, half-goat God was the inspiration for this piece. I wanted to portray Pan's sexuality in a subtle way. Admittedly, this goes against Pan's nature, and perhaps that's why this watercolor didn't come out like I wanted it to. Oh well.

The painting's title comes from the name of Pan's flute. In Greek mythology, it was known as the Syrinx, named after a nymph. Pan chased the poor creature until Artemis, I believe, pitied her and changed her into reeds so that she might escape his grasp. Her efforts were in vain, as Pan merely picked the reeds and made out of them his famous flute.
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