Category Archives: Digital Artwork

Experimental Art: ‘Color Falls’

Color Falls by Karen Gadient, 2015

Sometimes my art experiments don’t end up as I’d hoped―but they’re still colorful and interesting enough to share… so I’ll post these ‘sketchbook’ experiments for you here. This one was a mix of scanned watercolor and ink plus digital doodling. Hope you’ve been having a good March!

It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work. ― Jeff Bezos

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

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Kaleidoscopes

Kaleidoscopes 1 by Karen Gadient, 2015

Since I’ve been participating in #KaleidoSaturday for a few weeks now, I figured I’d share some of those kaleidoscopes on my blog. Maybe I’ll post them here occasionally―at least the ones I think turned out best. :)

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
― Joseph Chilton Pearce

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

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Warm Ink

Warm Ink by Karen Gadient, 2015

Warm Ink. For a print and other items, please click the image.

All colours will agree in the dark. ― Francis Bacon

Not the most complex artwork from usually-obsessive me, but I’m sick with a chest cold right now and work is moving slowly. This one was made with a fountain pen (60-year-old nib), then set over scanned pastel digitally.

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

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Tranquil Flux

Tranquil Flux by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

Something a little different. Mixed media: ink, paint, and digital.

The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible. ― Ram Dass

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

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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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