Category Archives: Art

Decibel

Decibel by Karen Gadient, 2015

Decibel. For a print and many other items, please click the image.

Another experiment, adding red this time. Although it’s mostly digital, I’ve been playing with real ink this week, plus I’ve got fresh box of vivid pastels arriving on my doorstep in a few days. Hope you have a fun weekend!

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
― Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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Permanence

Permanence by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

Mixed media: scanned ink and pastel mixed with digital art. I’ve been playing with monochrome, duotone, and black and white, thanks to the inspiration of my dear local friend Tamara Becker. Be sure to check out her photography blog!

The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.
― Teilhard de Chardin

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

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Wavering

Wavering by Karen Gadient, 2015

Wavering. For a print and many other items, please click the image.

Mixed media: scanned watercolor and digital painting.

I haven’t been blogging as often lately, but I’m still around. I’ve been busy honing some old art skills (both traditional and digital) and finding new ways to use them, plus reading/studying a lot. Life’s also been a little stressful here and there, but hopefully soon improving. Here’s to February being a lovely month!

Also, here in Arizona, we’ve got lots of sun, so… if you’re in a cold part of the world, I’ll be happy to share some sunshine with you. :) Stay warm!

There are two kinds of light―the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. ― James Thurber

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

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Voices Collide

Voices Collide by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe. ― David Bohm

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6 (FREE international shipping on Society6 until 2/8 when you use link).

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Untamed Thread

Untamed Thread by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

An experiment with scanned ink, watercolor, and digital illustration.

For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in a stream of stars—pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across the eternal seas of space and time. — Henry Beston

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

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Consequence

Consequence by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I know. Since the start of the year, I’ve been doing art experiments instead of finished pieces, both digital and traditional—pretty much making a mess instead of making something to show off.

This artwork is… well, hey, it’s colorful, so I’m sharing! I love lots of color. I keep trying things in monochrome but I end up adding more colors, alas.

Hope you’ve all been having a good 2015 so far!

Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time. — Timothy Leary

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

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Fractured Opera

Fractured Opera by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

The mind and body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one. — Deepak Chopra

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6 (FREE international shipping on Society6 until 1/11 when you use link).

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