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TGIF: Happy Landing

Happy Landing by Karen Gadient, 2015

Yep, it’s time once again for “FingerPaintingFriday”! Bright and playful watercolor with some watercolor graphite along for the ride.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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Experimental Grooves

Experimental Grooves by Karen Gadient, 2015

This morning, I discovered Krita―a free digital painting/illustration app that has some great features. After downloading and playing with it, I have to say it’s pretty cool and worth trying if you want to experiment with digital art.

While testing out the brushes, I built the image you see with this post. Maybe not the best example, due to the chaos of it being a brush test… but at least I didn’t also fiddle with variants (lots of fun stuff to work with there).

Mac version (my OS) is beta but more stable than they claim on their site; I had no problems with it. Krita is also available for Windows and Linux.

For note, Krita appears to be more like Corel Painter, whereas GIMP (also free) is similar to Adobe Photoshop, if that’s what you’re looking for.

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

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Sonic Soda

Sonic Soda by Karen Gadient, 2015

Sonic Soda. Mostly-digital art therapy using cutouts from old artwork layers plus lots of ink. I created this one for myself, but wanted to share with you too.

Hope you’re having a great week!

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

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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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Simmering Cavern

Simmering Cavern by Karen Gadient, 2015

Simmering Cavern. Acrylic, gouache, and ink, plus digital post work.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

We work in the dark―we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
― Henry James

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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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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