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Cacti-scope

Cacti-scope by Karen Gadient, 2015

“Cacti-scope” Kaleidoscope for #KaleidoSaturday. Created from a photograph taken in Desert Botanical Garden, digitally manipulated and color edited.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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

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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!

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

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TGIF: Afternoon Garden

Afternoon Garden by Karen Gadient, 2015

My second “FingerPaintingFriday”: watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper. Done entirely with fingers (and a nail or two). The red dots for flowers were done by placing a dot of paint on a fingertip and dabbing―clean and repeat. This one, I let dry and scanned, although the red wasn’t so bright once dry, alas.

The paper size was only 4 x 6 inches. Postcard size. Too tiny for fingerprinted foliage, really… so, it’s messy, but hey―it was fun. :D

Inspiration was the recent plant sale at Desert Botanical Garden, where David found some nice tall cactus for the porch and a huge jade plant for his office.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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

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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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Cholla Sunset

Cholla Sunset by David Gadient, 2014

Catching the sunset at Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix. We’re members and proud to support. Whether you’re local or visiting, the Garden is a wonderful place to explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Photo by my husband David Gadient.

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Chihuly Blue

Chihuly Blue by David Gadient, 2014

Another vivid photograph taken by my husband David Gadient. This is part of the Chihuly exhibition at Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re members and proud to support. Whether you’re local or visiting, the Garden is a wonderful place to explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

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KarPaiTwenMo: Painted Desert

KarPaiTwenMo: Painted Desert by Karen Gadient

Painted Desert – I’ve lived in Arizona for more than a decade now, but this is my first landscape painting. Majestic view with some extra bursts of color.

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