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Three Rings : KarPaiTwenMo 2 Art Marathon #13

Three Rings by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ― Arnold H. Glasow

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

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Painted Lady : KarPaiTwenMo 2 Art Marathon #11

Painted Lady by Karen Gadient, 2014

Painted Lady. For a larger version, please click the image.

I attempted a few versions of this one, but it still didn’t quite come out the way I’d imagined. All the same, I’ve got an art marathon to complete, so here she goes. :) Hope you’ve all had a good weekend!

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

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Delayed Reaction : KarPaiTwenMo 2 Art Marathon #2

Delayed Reaction by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

The days are short
The sun a spark
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.
― John Updike, “January,” A Child’s Calendar, 1965

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Bright Point : KarPaiTwenMo 2 Art Marathon #1

Bright Point by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Since I was out of town, I’m starting my November art marathon ― KarPaiTwenMo: my art version of NaNoWriMo, otherwise called “Karen Paints Twenty in a Month” ― a little late. I’ll have quite a few days this month where I wouldn’t be able to work on this stuff, but I still plan on getting it done. Somehow. Gonna need more coffee this year.

Hope you’re having a successful start to November, no matter what challenges you’re facing!

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. ― Al Hirschfeld

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KarPaiTwenMo 2: Art Marathon

KarPaiTwenMo 2: 2014 by Karen Gadient, 2014

While the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November much like last year: creating twenty different pieces of artwork.

I call it ‘KarPaiTwenMo‘ (Karen Paints Twenty in a Month). Five per week, gallery print size. This year, I’ve got distractions in November that might overwhelm me somewhat while I try to make art, but I’m certain I can do it.

I may not post five times per week. Still, I’ll share the results here as frequently as possible, and will share all twenty in time.

Best of luck to all of you participating in NaNoWriMo―and a successful November to everyone, no matter what your plans and goals are. Have fun and keep the coffee pot brewing!

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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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Primeval Forest

Primeval Forest by Karen Gadient, 2014

Primeval Forest. Something fun I did last week. Crafted from different photographs of local desert plants, then digitally painted and stylized into one piece to become an ancient―or alien, perhaps―landscape.

The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes.
― George Sand

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