Paintings: I Will Maintain

"Je Maintiendrai / I Will Maintain"
11 x 14"
Acrylic on Canvas
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Occasionally, I will work on two paintings at once so that I can tend to one piece while waiting for the other to dry. In this instance, the second painting happened to be finished first despite being the larger of the two.

I've long-wanted to paint a companion piece to my beloved "Sun King," and I dare say I finally succeeded in giving him a suitable, nocturnal brother. As for his title, "Je Maintiendrai" is the motto of the ruling house of the Netherlands. I began the painting with "The Quiet King" in mind, but upon completion, I thought that this lion deserved a name with more presence and brainstormed accordingly.


Other paintings featuring Haldir, the lion:





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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon