Category Archives: Sketchbook

Desert Vista

Desert Vista by Karen Gadient, 2015

Since I had some friends ask to see one of my graphite watercolor landscapes, I’m posting this one (because David likes it and he makes me smile―plus he’s the one who drives me all over the place to see pretty things). Mind you, I’m no landscape artist… I’m just someone who has seen many miles of desert here in Arizona and I like to keep some of it in my sketchbooks. :)

Have a great week!

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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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Synthetic Mystic

Synthetic Mystic by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

This one is clearly a doodle, but man, did I have fun doodling. Oh, it’s the holidays—and my artwork right now reflects the cheerful chaos of crowds and shopping and too much going on. Hope the holidays are treating you well!

Individualism is rather like innocence: there must be something unconscious about it. — Louis Kronenberger

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

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Pastel Pirouette

Pastel Pirouette by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
— Brian Tracy

Although I’ve done other pastel work this week, this doodle-like one had the makings of a good mirrored art piece, so I scanned it and played around. Certainly not as bright as my usual stuff, but I like it and had fun!

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Happy Halloween!

Fractal Autumn by Karen Gadient, 2014

A tad bit early where some of you are, but still: have a spook-tacular Halloween weekend, wherever your haunts may lead you!

Fractal Autumn. Color and pattern and a bit of fall leaves. Not designed as a Halloween image, but artwork I made ages ago and forgot to share.

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View from the Water

View from the Water by Karen Gadient, 2014

View from the Water. Digital watercolor and ink. Sketchbook piece. Figured I’d share the art that I made (for myself―not for sale) in August now that September is here. I love water; it soothes a weary soul. Looking forward to cooler weather here in our rather waterless Arizona desert.

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. ― Loren Eiseley

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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


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