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"I Wake to Sleep"
16 x 8"
Acrylic on canvas
Not For Sale

Etsy Shop Special: Include the word "Sleep" in the notes to the seller, and get a free print with your order! www.etsy.com/shop/ArdenEllenNi… Your "surprise" print will be based on your purchase--in other words, if you buy a bevy of lions, I won't gift you one of my nudes!

4/11/12--Holy cow, a DD, and on a painting I love!!! Thank you so very much for all of your favorites and comments!

Dreaming while waking, from one end of the night to the other.

Again, my thanks to SilvieTstock silviet-stock.deviantart.com/ for the excellent references. She's swiftly becoming something of my dark muse!

More paintings with this model:

Make-Shift Angel IV: Nike (UPDATE) by ArdenEllenNixon Make-Shift Angel V: In Absentia by ArdenEllenNixon

Other paintings of mine:

Leo by ArdenEllenNixon
Harold by ArdenEllenNixon All that we see or seem... by ArdenEllenNixon The Last Unicorn by ArdenEllenNixon

None of my images are to be used, reproduced, or distributed in any media (wallpapers included) without express written permission. My work is NOT stock and is NOT public domain--it is how I make my living.

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My Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/ArdenEllenNi…

Visit my online gallery & portfolio at www.ardenellennixon.com/

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Given 2012-04-11
Seeking audience with King Morpheus from dawn til dusk til dawn again, I Wake to Sleep; acrylics on canvas from*MerenSheritra. ( Suggested by Dragos-Sulgheru and Featured by SRaffa )
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Woohooooo! Airborne 
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thank you!
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khyrkat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very good...
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thank you!
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emammay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow. This is stunning.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!  She's one of my favorites from last year.
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OrangeWithATopHat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! 
I can relate to the title so much lol :heart:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Thank you very much!
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OrangeWithATopHat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :hug:
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fayjan19 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SOO beautiful!!!!....true story of mine i had a dream that i drew something and whether i held it up or down i saw an image :D ..uuuhhh this reminds me of my dream :D
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I'm glad to help you remember your dream! :)
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19as93 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have an amazing gallery and this work has something mysterious ;) Really great :)
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you very much!
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19as93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome :)
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gabibowen98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you very much!
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EngendrARTE Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great idea!!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thank you!
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EngendrARTE Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Nice
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thank you!
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
I love how shiny the hair is
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you! I actually had to go back and tone down the hair a bit while working on this. Hair shine is one of my favorite things to paint, and sometimes I get a bit carried away :P
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   General Artist
Welcome
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much! This is my favorite piece from this past year.
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this painting !
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you!
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CGartHead Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
impressve!....Very Talented
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you! This is my favorite piece from this year.
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Prescribed here [link] :heart:


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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thank you kindly!
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anyazalia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really stunning
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thank you!
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anyazalia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre welcome :)
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doris87 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I love it !!!!! :)
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you!
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Nahuallica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Very beautiful and intriguing. I love the duality portraits.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you very much! This is probably my favorite piece thus far this year.
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Nahuallica Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
And obviously we all agree with that.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional
you do very nice work
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
A very belated but sincere thank you!
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jobilik Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Beautiful.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you! This is one of my favorite pieces from this year.
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Photographer
This is truly amazing in every way. Congratulations on the DD, this beautiful piece deserves much love. :heart:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you very much! This is my favorite piece thus far this year.
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Farothiel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Fantastic! Great work!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you! This is my best piece (in my eyes) thus far this year :)
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ChildishLover Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The girl on the left. <3 -Sigh- This picture is immaculate.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
A very belated but sincere thank you for your compliments! I really appreciate it.
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