Category Archives: Digital Artwork

Drifting Hope

Drifting Hope by Karen Gadient, 2014

Drifting Hope. Inspirited thoughts in organic color.
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The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. ― Orison Swett Marden

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Fading Borders

Fading Borders by Karen Gadient, 2014

Fading Borders. Breaking old limits and crafting new passages.
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What an abyss of uncertainty whenever the mind feels that some part of it has strayed beyond its own borders; when it, the seeker, is at once the dark region through which it must go seeking, where all its equipment will avail it nothing. Seek? More than that: create. It is face to face with something which does not so far exist, to which it alone can give reality and substance, which it alone can bring into the light of day. ― Marcel Proust

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Blues Cat

Blues Cat by Karen Gadient, 2014

Blues Cat. Cat in a cool mood.
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I’ve been surrounded by cats since I shared a playpen with one and I couldn’t imagine my house without a cat or two. One of my favorite childhood poems:

Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don’t care! Cats sleep anywhere.
― Eleanor Farjeon

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Illuminant

Illuminant by Karen Gadient, 2014

Illuminant. Organic, coral-like abstract in warm yellows and violets.
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Each a Color

Each a Color by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

We may all be tiny specks in a vast and wondrous universe, but I believe we’re connected in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. One fantastic symphony where we’re each a note: beautiful music, together.

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Burgeoning Blue

Burgeoning Blue by Karen Gadient, 2014

Burgeoning Blue. Wild and otherworldly garden blooming under indigo moonlight. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ― Aristotle

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Frequency

Frequency by Karen Gadient, 2014

Frequency. Vivid and high-pitched surge of color.
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There is a whole universe within. ― Anne Copeland

New! Select paintings are also available on some fun products at Society6.

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Euphonic

Euphonic by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

I’m in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I’m in the process of working. ― Louise Nevelson

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Art for a Cause: A New Beginning for Liam

Liam

Since so many people (quite unexpectedly for me) loved the tree silhouette artwork in the previous post, I thought I’d offer it in a special way.

If you donate any amount to my dear friend Natania Barron‘s GoFundMe fundraiser for her amazing son Liam — and comment here or email me (karen «at» karengadient «dot» com) to let me know — I’d send you the digital file of Eastern Dusk for free and you can print it at home―way cheaper than me trying to offer it at the online gallery.

File is 8″ x 7″ and JPG and/or PNG at 300 dpi. It’s smaller than my usual pieces because I’d only designed it as a post-topper for the blog at first. I’ve tested it at 12.00″ x 10.50″ and it prints well at that size and smaller (not sure about larger). The Eastern Dusk version below is the one being offered.

I’d be super pleased if you’d help! So, donate here and let me know:

A New Beginning for Liam

Oh, and… even if you can’t donate: sharing the link to Liam’s fundraiser would make you just as awesome!

Liam

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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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Violaceous Blues

Violaceous Blues by Karen Gadient, 2014

Violaceous Blues. Created with Corel Painter.
The more purpley cousin of Bluesy.
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The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. — Haruki Murakami

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Crossover

Crossover by Karen Gadient, 2014

Crossover. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
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An alien skyscape abstract, enhanced by listening to by E.S. Posthumus’s fantastic Lepcis Magna while painting.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. — Rabindranath Tagore

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Starry Flag Unfurled

Starry Flag Unfurled by Karen Gadient, 2014

Starry Flag Unfurled. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
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Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! It’s a little bit early, since I expect to be busy tomorrow, both with celebrations for the 4th and two great World Cup games. Have a fun weekend, no matter where you live!

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits. — Thomas Jefferson

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Rumpled Roses

Rumpled Roses by Karen Gadient, 2014

Rumpled Roses. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon—instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
— Dale Carnegie

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