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Untamed Thread

Untamed Thread by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

An experiment with scanned ink, watercolor, and digital illustration.

For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in a stream of stars—pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across the eternal seas of space and time. — Henry Beston

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Consequence

Consequence by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I know. Since the start of the year, I’ve been doing art experiments instead of finished pieces, both digital and traditional—pretty much making a mess instead of making something to show off.

This artwork is… well, hey, it’s colorful, so I’m sharing! I love lots of color. I keep trying things in monochrome but I end up adding more colors, alas.

Hope you’ve all been having a good 2015 so far!

Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time. — Timothy Leary

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Destination

Destination by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

First painting of 2015. Not quite sure where I’ll be going with my art this year; I’ve been mixing digital and traditional media and will probably do a little of both, if not continue to combine the two in some way onto canvas.

Spent the end of the year in chilly Minnesota, where much of David’s family lives. Had some snow on arrival, which was wonderful, but the negative temperatures that showed up after that?—yeah, that I could do without. We had a fantastic holiday and ringing-in of the new year. I hope you did too!

The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.
— Ellie Rodriguez

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Nerve Center

Nerve Center by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Created primarily with Pencil by FiftyThree, an early Christmas present from my darling husband, David. I’m really enjoying the Pencil; it’s very comfortable and natural to draw with on the iPad. It’s quickly become my favorite stylus.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. — Anaïs Nin

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Pastel Pirouette

Pastel Pirouette by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
— Brian Tracy

Although I’ve done other pastel work this week, this doodle-like one had the makings of a good mirrored art piece, so I scanned it and played around. Certainly not as bright as my usual stuff, but I like it and had fun!

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Violet Verses

Violet Verses by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

We do not remember days; we remember moments. — Cesare Pavese

Like many folks this month, I’ll likely be blogging less until 2015 rings in. Holidays and other distractions pull me away from the keyboard. Even with art, I’m not at the computer… I’ve gotten myself a fresh box of pastels and a pile of paper to play with. Gettin’ my hands messy for a while. :) Maybe I’ll share some of the results (the above design wasn’t done in pastel, but in Adobe Illustrator). Hope you’re all having a lovely December so far!

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Pink Ink : KarPaiTwenMo 2 Art Marathon #19

Pink Ink by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ― Palmer Sondreal

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

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