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TGIF: Spirited

Spirited by Karen Gadient, 2015

It’s time for another “FingerPaintingFriday”: this time done with gloves on.

I tried medical-grade gloves thin enough to use my nails for drawing lines. Going to keep experimenting with this, but it was definitely cleaner creativity.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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TGIF: Burning Up

Burning Up by Karen Gadient, 2015

Bit of a different image for “FingerPaintingFriday”: watercolor and gouache, done with fingers and nails… but it’s two different scanned finger paintings, combined in Photoshop, with one of them color-reversed. I thought the effect was pretty darn cool and worth sharing.

Aside: I’m ruining my nails using them for finger painting (despite enjoying the effects―I love lines). I think I’ll be trying other ways to do it―including using gloves! So either you’ll be seeing scratch-less finger paintings from me next time or I’ll come up with different things for weekly prompts. Hm…

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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Glowing Kaleidoscopes

Glowing Kaleidoscopes by Karen Gadient, 2015

Glowing Kaleidoscopes for #KaleidoSaturday from previous weeks. The top one was created from digitally-edited scanned watercolor and the bottom one made from vector illustration hit with a glow filter.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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

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TGIF: War Paint

War Paint by Karen Gadient, 2015

This week’s “FingerPaintingFriday”! Watercolor and gouache, done with fingers and nails. If you think you see a face in there, you’re probably right.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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TGIF: Pasture’s Sunrise

Pasture's Sunrise by Karen Gadient, 2015

Today’s “FingerPaintingFriday”! Colorful light over green grass, created with my fingers and nails using watercolor and metallic gouache.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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TGIF: Graphite Marshes

Graphite Marshes by Karen Gadient, 2015

Here goes another “FingerPaintingFriday”! This one is a watercolor graphite landscape on 25-year-old watercolor paper (yep, I hoard my art supplies for a long time). Created with only my fingers and nails.

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

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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Acid Berry

Acid Berry by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

Yep, those are some sharp colors. Done with acrylic paint on Strathmore acrylic paper (first time using, really like) while listening to Jimi Hendrix.

“If it’s too loud, you’re too old.” ― credited most often to Ted Nugent, although I’m sure versions of that quote go back a heckuva long time.

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

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