©Aimee Stewart, Foxfires – please see my CC Terms of Use before considering using this image for any personal or commercial: Foxfires Terms
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Like a pearl dropped in red dark wine,
Your pale face sank within my heart,
Not to be mine, yet always mine.

The cruel agonies, the poignant struggles,
the bitter tears have been replaced by a tender companion…
pale and gentle Melancholy

Artist’s notes: What started out as a doodle to break through my Artist’s block, turned into this. Letting the mind wander, enjoying texture and color….

Model: Chona Stock
Brushes: Greenaleydis-Stock
Obsidian Dawn Brushes

Aimee’s artwork has been featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine, ImagineFX, and others. Her work can be found internationally as a greeting cards through Tree Free Greetings, cross stitch patterns through HAED, and jigsaw puzzles by such companies as Buffalo Games, Mega Puzzles, and more! These are now available at Walmart, Fred Meyer, and more. Aimee is currently working on her first children’s book featuring whimsical animals, slated for release in 2012.

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  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 6 years ago

    WOW!! This is AWESOME!

  • Thank you Raven!! She really helped me out of my art funk. lol

    – Aimee Stewart

  • kamel
    kamelalmost 6 years ago

    a little luxurious for a melancolie…

  • she is definitely luxurious. Perhaps a bit like Miss Havisham?

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 6 years ago

    another awesome image-love this!

  • Thank you Susan!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • kamel
    kamelalmost 6 years ago

    Miss Havisham…who is it…never heard about her ?

  • She is a wonderful character out of a Charles Dickens story, who was abandoned on her wedding day. So she grows old, always wearing her wedding gown, and never taking down the decorations of the wedding feast. A haunted, abandoned love. :D

    Click here: Miss Havisham

    – Aimee Stewart

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 6 years ago

    i like what you did here… nicely composed and presented…

  • Thank you George!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • kamel
    kamelalmost 6 years ago

    very fine story but not my style of…too I don’t know way…

  • Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clarkalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much Jeff!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Maria!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • fesseldreg
    fesseldregalmost 6 years ago

    Yes, Miss Havisham – perfect! Love Dickens, love this:)

  • Thank you!! And yes – Dickens, what a storyteller! Truly my favorite of all time.

    – Aimee Stewart

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work…beautiful tones and details

  • Thank you so much Ana! I really enjoyed experimenting with brushwork on this one.

    – Aimee Stewart

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