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"Make-Shift Angel IV: Nike"
14 x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
Not for Sale

EDIT 3/13/12: I played with the contrast so that the digital version finally matches the original!

My 2012 art calendars are now available! [link]

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Victory...?

When I painted my first "Make-Shift Angel" back in 2007, I didn't expect it to become a series, but time has proven otherwise. This version was inspired by a pose of SilvieTstock's on DeviantArt, which immediately reminded me of the statue of Nike from Samothrace. "Nike" is a slight deviation in that Make-Shift Angels normally don't show their faces and, until now, have been bound with stitches; however, I felt that to hide her face would ruin the flow of the pose, and the gauze she had tied around her chest in the reference photo inspired the binding for her wings.

More paintings in this series:



My thanks to SilvieTStock [link] for permission to use her photo as a reference.



All images and artwork are property of the artist and are not to be used in any media (including wallpapers) without express written permission. My art is NOT stock and is NOT public domain. Purchasing either a print or an original does not give the purchaser any rights to the image, all of which remain with the artist.

*****

~My 2012 Art Calendars~



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:iconemimartinic:
emimartinic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING <333
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank you!
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:icondiomedeez:
Diomedeez Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Thank you!  This is my favorite series to paint.
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:iconveryapedumb:
Veryapedumb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
It's crazy. Beautiful and crazy :O
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
That's how I want all of my Make-Shift Angels to be :)
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:iconmitsukaiten:
Mitsukaiten Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconebilwolf9:
EbilWolf9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Your work is amazing :heart:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:icon67thy:
67thy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lindo.....
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I don't know if "cute" is the word I'd choose, but thank you! :)
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:icon67thy:
67thy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SUA GALERIA … SHOW DE BOLA.....BEIJOS
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:icon67thy:
67thy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
… ESTA SIM..VOC  … UMA GATA....
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:iconexrxixuxm:
ExRxIxUxM Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful...
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you. I love this series.
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:iconartiststorm:
ArtistStorm Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Artist
love your work!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconhaakon95:
haakon95 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
how can u be so fantasic ^
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Ummm... dumb luck, I guess (and lots and lots of practice)?
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:iconhaakon95:
haakon95 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
yeah well u are really great
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I have featured this deviation in my journal as a thumbnail because I like it and want my watchers to see it.

If you object to your work being displayed in this manor - I have every respect for you and will remove it as soon as I receive a note from you asking me to remove it.

Keep up the really great work.

Andy
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I don't mind in the least. Thank you very much for the feature! :)
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
A pleasure - great work
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:iconimaginecorgis:
ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are truly amazing artist! :heart: I love your art! :D
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stunning and powerful. Thank You
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In an infinite Multiverse all things are possible.
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:iconkissedbymymuse:
KissedbymyMuse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Painful beauty! You have an amazing talent!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you very much. I look forward to seeing what the next entry in the series will be, aside from dark and lovely!
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:iconmisaodono520:
MisaoDono520 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is beautiful.... :)
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you :) I love my "Make-Shift Angel" series and look forward to whatever dark beauty it brings next.
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you! This is one of my favorites from the series thus far.
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha! I don't know which one is my favorite, they are all so great!
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:iconcarolinagiani:
CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AW AW AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
I love the Nike -the Statue, I mean-, I love the concept of your work and your realization - I love everything of this piece! Thanks so much for sharing!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful compliments! I thoroughly enjoyed having an excuse to study the statue anew and to draw inspiration from it for my favorite series of paintings.
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:iconcarolinagiani:
CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And you really did well ;)
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:icontacsitimea:
tacsitimea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
amazing!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you (albeit very belatedly)!
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeus work :clap: :love:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! :wave: You have been featured here [link] Thank you!
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! :wave: You have been featured here [link] Thank you!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
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:icontite-nelfe:
Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So stunning work, I'm impressed by your talent ! :o
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:icontite-nelfe:
Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome :).
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:iconyvonnevetjens:
YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm loving this so hard...beautiful work.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you very much! I hope to add another piece to this series in a the very near future, I enjoyed this one so much!
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:iconopheliaciinme:
OpheliacIInMe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
this is awesome!!!!!!:faint:
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