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"The Seers (Morrigan)"
9 x 12"
Acrylic on canvas
~SOLD~

New in my Etsy shop:  Postcards, magnets, and prints of "The Seers"!  www.etsy.com/shop/ardenellenni…

Thanks ahead of time for all of the favorites and comments!

They see without seeing, before a wall that is no such thing. Dare you ask what you've come to? They already know your choice.

References courtesy of Wikipedia.

This is the first painting I've gotten to do for myself since February, as commissions and cons took precedence whenever free time presented itself.  I confess, I'm very pleased with how this turned out, especially as it was something of a stream of consciousness painting.  "The one raven in my photos is blind... that looks cool, let's make them all that way!  Oh, what if their eyes were in the wall, itself... but how would they be supported/kept alive?  What if it isn't really a wall at all..."  You get the idea!

FYI, the bottom of the painting is much richer in person.  The darkest shade of green dried unexpectedly glossy, which makes this one a challenge to scan or photograph.

My thanks to Choas-55 chaosfive-55.deviantart.com/ for introducing me to the below song by Heather Dale and making me brush up on my Celtic mythology for an even better name!

The Morrigan dreams old dreams of flight
The Morrigan sees with another sight
The Morrigan builds with flesh and bone
and The Morrigan fills an empty throne

The Morrigan fills an empty throne
The Morrigan builds with flesh and bone
The Morrigan sees with another sight
and The Morrigan dreams old dreams of flight

The Morrigan knows your time and place
The Morrigan shows your shifting face
The Morrigan stands behind your skill
and The Morrigan sows and reaps at will

The Morrigan sows and reaps at will
The Morrigan stands behind your skill
The Morrigan shows your shifting face
and The Morrigan knows your time and place

The Morrigan chooses when to rise
The Morrigan views without her eyes
The Morrigan sees with another sight
and The Morrigan dreams old dreams of flight

The Morrigan dreams old dreams of flight
The Morrigan sees with another sight
The Morrigan views without her eyes
The Morrigan chooses when to rise


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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used here! Very interesting and thrilling work :wow:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thank you very much!  It's one of my favorites so far this year :)
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Yume-Sakurai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome the colours are perfect
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thank you!
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acIrmo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting! Good job.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thank you!
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ArdorFearless Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
That's so cool! 
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thank you!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thank you, that was lovely!  No doubt you're also familiar with the lovely work of Loreena McKennet?
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I've heard some of her songs!  But I'm an Enya fan, first and foremost!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I've not heard much Enya, but I have all of Loreena McKennitt's albums save for her very newest one.  "The Old Ways" is my favorite of hers.  I can't find a good video of my favorite live version (from a performance in Canada) so this is album release: www.youtube.com/watch?v=35a8CR…
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful, beautiful!!! :happybounce:
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Morrigan...
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
*smile*  I thought of that for a title, too, but "The Seers" won out... for the moment, anyway!  I've not inscribed the back of the canvas yet, so we'll see which one sticks.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
They are watching you! Very richly done!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thank you!
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Lady-Dragonrose Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
What a neat picture, with an equally neat idea behind it.  
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thank you!
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Lady-Dragonrose Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome :).
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Meorow Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is painted wonderfully! :love: Makes me wonder what's going on; those ravens look very eerie with their blind eyes.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thank you very much! It was wonderful to step out of my "Sparkly and pretty" box for the first time in a while!
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Meorow Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^^ It's always fun to try new things!
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