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"The Shadows We Leave Behind"
9 x 5"
Watercolor on Watercolor paper
$199 framed & matted (postage will be estimated according to destination) ~ Contact me if interested! arden@ardenellennixon.com

**Because of its odd size, this painting doesn't fit any of DA's available print formats. If you would like a print, please contact me, as I can have them made privately.

My latest watercolor goal is to master the use of rubbing alcohol to achieve various effects. The white highlights on the shadows were done by dragging an alcohol-filled eye dropper. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the final effect, but I love the accidental color scheme. That is to say, I didn't expect the colors in my wash to separate into such a nice gradient.

The model is again Sara, who was previously seen in my painting "Dark Star" [link] . The title popped into my head, unbidden, during one of my morning walks. FYI, If ever you see me walking and think to wave or honk, don't be surprised if I fail to look up or otherwise notice. Honestly, I'm too busy drawing in my head to notice the outside world, traffic excepted:)

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Notes of interest: "Sing the Moon Down" is now available for $117, as is "Dark Sun" for $111.



My 2010 art calendars are now available!
"Into the Wild" animal-themed calendar: [link]
"Waking Dreams" fantasy calendar: [link]

Holiday Cards & Ornaments: [link]

Prints, mugs, and more are all available at my online shop, Arden's Miscellany: [link]

Visit my online gallery & portfolio at [link]

None of my images are to be used without express written permission. Woe to any who choose to steal, for so mighty is my art wrath, not even I know its bounds.
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love the hair and the colours :love:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Thank you :) I confess, I do love painting hair!
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
lol I wish I could draw hair :D very welcome ^__^
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AnoraAlia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured this picture in my latest journal. :)
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Thank you muchly! Have a good holiday!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
This depicts the intensity of emotion well and the detail is great!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thank you muchly:) It's nice to know that her gaze grabs people as much as it was intended to.
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Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Ahh this is beautiful. I love the expression on the face and the way the hair looks. it's a very nice picture. I also like her eyes, she looks so sad and tired but beautiful just the same! It's amazing!!!
I hope you win the contest!!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Thank you:) *hugs*
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Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
you're welcome! yaaay hugs!! :hug:
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