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"Pray Standing"
10 x 14"
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Look within before looking without.

This isn't the painting I was planning on, but it is certainly one I am glad of. After a week of following news in Egypt, both archeological and otherwise, I found that I was no longer in the right mindset for "The Lion and the Unicorn" piece I tried to start Monday. Instead, my thoughts turned to this pose, which I've had printed and stored in my studio since last fall, waiting for just the right moment and painting. The model is the beautiful Lockstock [link] who I also used for "When Titania Wakes." I love the intense motion/emotion of her figure, her vulnerable, yet strong expression and dramatic lighting. The color scheme was inspired by my painting, "Illumination"; so soon as I finished it, I wanted to try something similar with a human subject. The title is courtesy of my pirate, who suggested it while passing through my studio.



Other paintings with this model:



Other paintings of mine:



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:iconlexxii:
lexxii Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Done:)***Submitted to :iconcutieshots: For Your Approval IN: "Traditional Art" ***INVITE To Join On Your Front Page:)
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
This is very good - well done
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you very much! She remains one of my best pieces.
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:iconflacopit:
flacopit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome job!!!!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmscajax:
MSCajax Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Great painting love the colors.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconmscajax:
MSCajax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome I believe its in my favorites gallery
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MACCWRATH Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
what a treat, excellent gallery, you've inspired me to pick up the brush again!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
What a compliment! Thank you so much! This is one of my favorite pieces of my own, in part because she's one of those that I know I'll never be able to paint quite the same again.
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MACCWRATH Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
your quite welcome!,
picked up the canvas's and a new set of watercolors this weekend, going to combine my pen and inks with some off the wall watercolors. Thanks again for the inspiration.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
A very belated but sincere "You're welcome!"
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:iconwhimsical-dreams:
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Mesmerizing in every way. :love:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you. I miss this one dearly, but it went to someone who was absolutely in love with the painting, so it has a good home :)
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO beautiful...speechless!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you very much! She remains one of my favorite--and personal best--paintings.
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:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Great color changing!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you very much! She remains one of my best pieces and personal favorites.
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Saturns-Child Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this here: [link] :iconilikeplz:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thank you muchly! She's one of my personal favorites to share.
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Saturns-Child Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :iconyourewelcomesignplz: :heart:
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psikopath47 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome... trully deep colors and her pose really means something :salute:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thank you. This is one of my favorite pieces that I've ever done, and I'd truly regret selling her had she not been asked after by a friend who was as in love with the painting as I was. Sometimes, I get lucky and hit upon something special, and "Pray Standing" will always be a prime example of that.
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:iconpsikopath47:
psikopath47 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you are "her" creator... I believe you can create much more beautiful than before! :D

and Im looking forward to it mate :)
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
A very belated thank you :)
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:iconpsikopath47:
psikopath47 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
always a pleasure :)
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
Fantastic painting! Thank you for sharing this wonderful example of what some can do with colours - my unlimited envy for this! ;-)

Thank you for sharing!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Thank you very much! I honestly wish I didn't sell this piece a few months ago, as she's one of my best, but she also went to a superb home where I know she'll be appreciated. I can't keep everything, but... damn! :P
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   General Artist
I can understand that very well, so far I have given away only a very few fraction of my drawings, but they are well missed. I am happy that I do not need to sell any of it, but then I think if I were good enough to sell something I actually would feel too honoured not to sell it!
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AnnaSulikowska Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thank you muchly!
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:iconmambii:
Mambii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
wow. wow. wow. orgasmic colors here!:D
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconpr3ttyodd:
pr3ttyodd Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used for this. This is beautiful!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thank you! This is one of my favorite paintings so far this year.
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:iconpr3ttyodd:
pr3ttyodd Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful! :)
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Silvergilt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I really love the colours and the lined backgrounds you do on your work, gives it a very inspirational feel even when the colours are so dark. Lovely stuff!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Thank you! I really enjoy playing with light in these paintings and am looking forward to whatever comes next in the series.
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Featured - [link]
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Andrew310 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
beautiful!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice lineage herein:nod:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you :)
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so welcome!
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:iconf1nland:
F1nland Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Really beautifully painted :heart:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconf1nland:
F1nland Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
My pleasure :)
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