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Unsung Madness

Unsung Madness by Karen Gadient, 2015

Unsung Madness. For a print and other items, please click the image.

Well, this one was made from a bunch of scanned ink and paint squiggles, then digitally painted in Corel Painter to include halftone dots and a more pebbly texture. Tad bit chaotic, but I love the colors. Happy April!

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
― Susan J. Bissonette

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

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Mercurial Prose

Mercurial Prose by Karen Gadient, 2015

Mercurial Prose. For a print, please click the image.

Created from scanned watercolor and ink, plus some cardboard for texture, then digital paint and color editing to bring it all together. I’ve been making lots of traditional media ‘layers’ and playing around with them to see what I can build. It’s heaps of fun. I’m also finishing an abstract painting in acrylic and a few odd things in pastel. So―I’m keeping busy!

Happy last day of March. :)

Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.
― Stuart Wilde

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Experimental Art: ‘Color Falls’

Color Falls by Karen Gadient, 2015

Sometimes my art experiments don’t end up as I’d hoped―but they’re still colorful and interesting enough to share… so I’ll post these ‘sketchbook’ experiments for you here. This one was a mix of scanned watercolor and ink plus digital doodling. Hope you’ve been having a good March!

It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work. ― Jeff Bezos

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TGIF: Painting with Fingers

TGIF 1 by Karen Gadient, 2015

Another thing I’ve been thinking about: themes for otherwise-unplanned art creation. Purely for relaxation and play. This one is fingerpainting! I actually did it with student grade watercolor on watercolor paper―but totally with my fingers and nothing else (okay, a touch of water here and there… with fingers, of course). I’m calling the activity “FingerPaintingFriday”.

Maybe something like this can later be worked into a ‘real’ artwork as a layer or with the addition of ink, acrylic, or digital painting. Even if not, it’s fun all by itself. I didn’t even let it dry before taking a picture. :)

Not a bad way to start a weekend. Have a great one, friends!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ― George Bernard Shaw

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Kaleidoscopes

Kaleidoscopes 1 by Karen Gadient, 2015

Since I’ve been participating in #KaleidoSaturday for a few weeks now, I figured I’d share some of those kaleidoscopes on my blog. Maybe I’ll post them here occasionally―at least the ones I think turned out best. :)

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
― Joseph Chilton Pearce

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

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Warm Ink

Warm Ink by Karen Gadient, 2015

Warm Ink. For a print and other items, please click the image.

All colours will agree in the dark. ― Francis Bacon

Not the most complex artwork from usually-obsessive me, but I’m sick with a chest cold right now and work is moving slowly. This one was made with a fountain pen (60-year-old nib), then set over scanned pastel digitally.

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Tranquil Flux

Tranquil Flux by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

Something a little different. Mixed media: ink, paint, and digital.

The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible. ― Ram Dass

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