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Accidental Galaxy

Accidental Galaxy by Karen Gadient, 2015

Accidental Galaxy. Acrylic, ink, pencil, and digital mixed media.
For a print and other items, please click the image.

So, the story behind this artwork:
I use plates (that my mother and I found together at thrift stores) for my palettes. While working, I scatter color on the plate and when I’m done, I clean it all off. But recently, the spread of color looked pretty cool and there was enough of it left over that I figured it would be a good texture for an artwork layer in the future… so I pressed some heavy drawing paper onto it and set it aside.

Later, once dry, I scanned the plate pressing and combined it with another layer of pencil and ink scribbles, then edited it all digitally with some actions and color changes. I had a lot of fun making this!

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Stormy Sea

Stormy Sea by Karen Gadient, 2015

Marker and ink drawing from my sketchbook, scanned to add digital elements.

I’ve discovered that sketchbooks are a great place to keep your art; you can always scan to share and it’s easier to store stacks of mixed media and watercolor sketchbooks rather than racks of canvas and boards.

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Filed under Art, Blogging, Color, Creativity, Ink, Marker, Mixed Media, Painting, Sketchbook

Rock Out with Your Bok Out

Rock Out with Your Bok Out by Karen Gadient, 2015

David and I say this all the time (we’re vegan and eat a lot of veggies, one of our favorites being bok choy) and I thought: ‘I need a shirt that says that’ and… nope, didn’t find one. So I made one.

Opened an account at Redbubble tonight as a place to share my vector illustration work. Not much there yet, other than the bok choy (click the image to see the goods), but I’ll update occasionally so you can see what’s new.

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Filed under Art, Creativity, Graphic Design, Illustration, Life, Vector

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire by Karen Gadient, 2015

Friendly Fire. Scanned sketches combined with color painted digitally. Sketchbook piece, but a fun art experiment worth sharing.

Try it out yourself. Test your idea with an experimental project. See what works and what doesn’t. Then move forward or move on. ― Richie Norton

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

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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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Filed under Arizona, Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Kaleidoscopes, Nature, Phoenix, Photography

TGIF: Berries and Wine

Berries and Wine by Karen Gadient, 2015

It’s another “FingerPaintingFriday”! Royal hues of watercolor and gouache.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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Filed under Art, Color, Creativity, Fingerpainting, Gouache, Painting, Prompts, Watercolor

Dynamite Speedway

Dynamite Speedway by Karen Gadient, 2015

Dynamite Speedway. Scanned markers, acrylic, and digital work.

Art therapy piece, just for my own restless mind. This one started as a digital doodle and eventually got more layers of scanned traditional media added to it. I’ve been doing a lot of experiments in mixing media; it’s a lot of fun.

Psycho-therapy is rather amazing—something like stirring up the bottom of an aquarium—chunks of the past coming up at unfamiliar angles, distinct and then indistinct. ― Robert Lowell

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

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