Eastern Dusk

Eastern Dusk by Karen Gadient, 2014

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east. ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath


If you’re interested: I have a limited time promotion on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas print of ‘Macrocosm And Microcosm’ here. Ends Sunday.

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Arctic Tundra

Arctic Tundra by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Because I needed to paint something cold now that it’s above 110°F. Whew!

The snow is sparkling like a million little suns. — Lama Willa Miller

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Interface

Interface by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Never lose the child-like wonder. It’s just too important. It’s what drives us.
— Randy Pausch

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Open Circuit

Open Circuit by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

I believe in deeply ordered chaos. — Francis Bacon

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The Candle a Saint

Candle Saint by Karen Gadient

Many of you know that I’m fond of poetry, as many of you are poets. I figured it was about time to share a favorite poem or two. And so:

The Candle a Saint by Wallace Stevens

Green is the night, green kindled and apparelled.
It is she that walks among astronomers.

She strides above the rabbit and the cat,
Like a noble figure, out of the sky,

Moving among the sleepers, the men,
Those that lie chanting green is the night.

Green is the night and out of madness woven,
The self-same madness of the astronomers

And of him that sees, beyond the astronomers,
The topaz rabbit and the emerald cat,

That sees above them, that sees rise up above them,
The noble figure, the essential shadow,

Moving and being, the image at its source,
The abstract, the archaic queen. Green is the night.

For me, this poem evokes darkness and stars, candlelight and souls, and perhaps even goddesses among scientists. :)

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Cosmic Calligraphy

Cosmic Calligraphy by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new symmetrical artwork. I really enjoy doing them, but they take more planning. Like puzzles and art together! But I love doing puzzles, especially ones where the cats can’t run off with the pieces.

In the afternoon, over gold screens,
I will brush the blue dust of my dreams.
— John Gould Fletcher, Irradiations; Sand and Spray


If you’re interested: I have a limited time promotion on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas print of ‘Violaceous Blues’ for $89 (usually $137). Ends tomorrow!

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Epicenter

Epicenter by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

What is soul? It’s like electricity–we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. — Ray Charles

Also, if you’re interested: I have a limited time promotion on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas print of ‘Violaceous Blues’ for $89 (usually $137). Until 07/15.

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