Wild Blue Yonder

Wild Blue Yonder by Karen Gadient, 2015

Started this one on a whim, so the original is pretty small, but that’s what happens when you’re art-experimenting for own amusement. I’ve got an obsession with shades of blue lately! I usually consider orange my favorite color, but it really might be a tie with blue.

So―what’s your favorite color?

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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TGIF: Graphite Marshes

Graphite Marshes by Karen Gadient, 2015

Here goes another “FingerPaintingFriday”! This one is a watercolor graphite landscape on 25-year-old watercolor paper (yep, I hoard my art supplies for a long time). Created with only my fingers and nails.

For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Bantering Blue

Bantering Blue by Karen Gadient, 2015

Bantering Blue. For a print and other items, please click the image.

This one’s a combination of marker, pencil, and digital artwork. :)

You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. ― Alan Wilson Watts

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Acid Berry

Acid Berry by Karen Gadient, 2015

Acid Berry. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Yep, those are some sharp colors. Done with acrylic paint on Strathmore acrylic paper (first time using, really like) while listening to Jimi Hendrix.

“If it’s too loud, you’re too old.” ― credited most often to Ted Nugent, although I’m sure versions of that quote go back a heckuva long time.

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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TGIF: Quick Colors

Quick Colors by Karen Gadient, 2015

Time for another “FingerPaintingFriday”! I’ve gotten in the habit of using my fingernails as much as my fingers, messy as it is. This one was painted mainly with gouache, which dried with cracks since I used it without watering it down. I also added some watercolor graphite.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Beckoning Echo

Beckoning Echo by Karen Gadient, 2015

Beckoning Echo. Digital and traditional mixed media.
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I am a part of all that I have met. ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Jolly Chaos

Jolly Chaos by Karen Gadient, 2015

More art therapy! It really does a mind good to throw around color (in this case, to music). This one was made of many layers, both digital and traditional.

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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