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"Make-Shift Angel V: In Absentia"
14 x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
Not for Sale

Etsy Shop Special: Include the word "Angel" in the notes to the seller, and get a free print with your order! [link] 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! The first three Make-Shift Angels can be bought as a set here: [link]

1/8/13--Holy cow, a DD the day after my birthday! Thank you, everyone, for your favorites, watches, and comments!

(Note: The rough skin texture is owed to the low resolution of the watermarked image, not the painting itself--a necessary evil, thanks to increasing art theft).


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, which immediately brought to mind straining to reach one's stitches. Odd how my Make-Shift Angels go through so much, but emote so little... such private creatures my muse has gifted me.

More paintings in this series:

The first three Make-Shift Angels can be bought as a set here: [link]

My thanks to SilvieTStock [link] for permission to use her photo as a reference. As this is the second "Angel" she has inspired, it would appear she is becoming my "Make-Shift Angel" muse!

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 Etsy store: [link]

Visit my online gallery & portfolio at [link]

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Given 2013-01-08
mahazael Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I'm speechless. Your work is most excellent. I would love to trade a paintings with you!!!
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you for your compliments and for adding me to your deviant watch!  I normally don't do art trades but looking at your sweet gallery, I'll definitely keep your offer in mind for a more flush time :) 
AwesomeSauce5Yolo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Is it an agel that cut off its wings?
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Either she's had them cut off, or she cut them off--I honestly couldn't tell you.  The point here is that her wings are gone, for whatever reason, and she must deal with that.
seven-of-none Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
very powerful, I am speechless...
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
A very belated but very sincere thank you!  I love this series, as each new painting both surprises me and pushes me further as both an artist and a person.
Veryapedumb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
omg just wow!
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you again!
Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Our group :iconinspiration-creative: has featured your beautiful work here : [link]

You can follow us on facebook too :) : [link]

Have a good day and stay inspired :huggle:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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