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November 27, 2012
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"Ophelia Rising"
11 x 14"
Acrylic on canvas (framing available)
For Sale ~ Contact me if interested!

Etsy Shop Special: Include the word "Ophelia" in the notes to the seller, and get a free surprise print with your order!…

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Edit 12/1/13:  A DD?!  Holy crickets, and thank you all so much for your comments and favorites!

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies, that's for thoughts."

Ophelia is traditionally painted either just before or sometime after she has drowned in a river, mad with grief over the sudden coldness of her beloved Hamlet and the death of her father. I've been wanting to paint her floating underwater for sometime, her face still with flush with the bloom of youth and beauty, but no longer in possession of it.

I'm still deciding whether this piece is actually done or if there is some tweaking left to do. Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments!

My thanks to zazzabee11 for allowing me to use her beautiful face as a reference.

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Other paintings of mine:

Pray Standing by ArdenEllenNixon

Mask of the Cosmos by ArdenEllenNixon Illumination II by ArdenEllenNixon

Leo by ArdenEllenNixon Make-Shift Angel V: In Absentia by ArdenEllenNixon


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Given 2013-12-01
Ophelia Rising; ethereal portraiture by *ArdenEllenNixon ( Featured by jane-beata )
callme007 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
mufasa45 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Writer
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! Great style! Congratulations!
Amalthyria Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece of Art :rose:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you very much!
FaerySayles Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful colours!!!
Webdoll Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
:iconwoohooplz:Looks wonderful and I know you are thrilled about this Za.I would be too.
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:iconclapplz: This came out wonderful I know you are thrilled with it
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