Paintings: Be Still, My Wild One

"Be Still, My Wild One"
14 x 11"
Acrylic on canvas

Meet my Abby. In addition to being a sweet human being, she's been a gracious friend and classmate who, as my glassblowing partner, graciously trusted me to not incinerate her. She's also quickly becoming one of my favorite models, not the least because of her beautiful, curly red hair. When I came across a picture of her kissing her horse, I had to paint it, and may have to do so again. Therein lies the problem with painting my friends: While I'm usually pleased with the finished product, I always feel there's another, better way I might capture what a delightful human beings they are.

Other paintings featuring Abby:

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon