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"Stars and Kings Must Fall"
7 x 5"
Acrylic on canvas board
Commission / SOLD

My 2012 art calendars are now available! [link]

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Behold, my first lion of 2012!

Two of my favorite paintings, "I am that I am" and "The Last Unicorn," recently came home from a local show. As I returned them to their places in my studio, I thought it would be interesting to combine the feeling and colors of the two paintings into one. I then received a lion commission with the boon of complete creative freedom--thus, my fallen king and the stars that fell with him.

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

~My 2012 Art Calendars~

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Luperkalia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Heart they shall fall ~
to rise again..a wonderful drawing with a matching title, well done! 
theheek Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing detail
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you!
theheek Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you are welcome
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something about this piece has always stuck with me, so that I can never forget it, no matter how long it's been since I first saw it. I think part of it is that you have given it the absolute perfect title to capture and complement its atmosphere, its beautiful brush strokes, its amazing color scheme. I just love it. <3
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
What beautiful comments and compliments. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings for this piece with me--it's always good to hear when a piece means something to someone.
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But of course. When I couldn't stop thinking about it until I found it again, I knew I had to tell you. (:
Nancyxxx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Speechless !
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thank you again!
AngelzXRosez Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
WOWOWOOWOWOWOWWWW! i want to learn how to do this soooooooo badly !!!!! ure style is amazing!
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