Paintings: Make-Shift Angel XXV: Defiance

"Make-Shift Angel XXV: Defiance"
10 x 14"
Acrylic on canvas
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Be the struggle within or without, keep fighting.

When I painted my first "Make-Shift Angel" back in 2007, I didn't expect it to become a series, but time has proven otherwise. Indeed, they are my favorite paintings of my own and are quite often the most personal. I've learned to never say never when it comes to picking the series up again, but I was also content with where it left off in 2017.

Along came 2020. I can't recall whether it was my husband, me, or both that joked that if any year deserved a Make-Shift Angel, it was this one, but the truth of it stuck. While inspired by a most... unique year, I wanted "Defiance" to stand very much on her own in every sense of the word, regardless of time and place.

My thanks to Silvia Alessandrini for modeling.

A detail of "Defiance" shortly before completion.

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon