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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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Frequency

Frequency by Karen Gadient, 2014

Frequency. Vivid and high-pitched surge of color.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

There is a whole universe within. ― Anne Copeland

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Euphonic

Euphonic by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

I’m in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I’m in the process of working. ― Louise Nevelson

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Lillian: Portrait Experiment in Digital Oils

Lillian by Karen Gadient, 2014

Another attempt at loose portraiture. Still not allowing myself to get truly sloppy with the brush, but I like how this one came out. Lillian is a character in a story idea I had that never got written. Maybe someday. Well, at least if characters don’t get words on a page, they can still have color on a canvas.

What is either a picture or a novel that is not character? — Henry James

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Fractal Mind

Fractal Mind by Karen Gadient, 2014

Another one of those pieces I got lost in while creating. I’ve been getting more and more like Sherlock in his “mind palace”.

Of course, I think that’s a good thing.

There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. — Herman Melville

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Macrocosm and Microcosm

Macrocosm and Microcosm by Karen Gadient, 2014

This was one of the most enjoyable pieces of art I’ve worked on in quite a while. Like a few of my other mirrored designs, it began out as one section, then was duplicated and turned. However, this time, I spent many hours painting after that, adding more lines and highlights, layering colors—

I got lost in it for a while.

It’s kind of a world in itself now, with a bunch of stories and little creatures hidden inside. Which is really what artists and writers and other creatives do: discover and map worlds. Nice to be back in that zone again.

If you’d like to see the detail, click though the image for the larger version.

In looking out upon the world, we forget that the world is looking at itself.
— Alan Watts

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