Tag Archives: Imagination

Luminous Horizon

Luminous Horizon by Karen Gadient, 2015

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”! Colorful watercolor abstract landscape.
For a larger version, please click the image.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

I’d rather see the world as a rainbow than endless shade of gray.
― Amani Abbas

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


Filed under Art, Color, Fingerpainting, Imagination, Landscape, Nature, Painting, Prompts, Quotes, Skyscape, 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.


Filed under Acrylic, Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, iPad Art, Journal, Marker, Mixed Media, Painting, Psychology, Quotes, Sketchbook

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

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


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

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!


Filed under Art, Color, Creativity, Decisions, Digital Artwork, Imagination, KarPaiTwenMo, NaNoWriMo, Painting

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


Filed under Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Imagination, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Drifting Hope

Drifting Hope by Karen Gadient, 2014

Drifting Hope. Inspirited thoughts in organic color.
For a print, please click the image.

The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. ― Orison Swett Marden


Filed under Art, Color, Digital Artwork, Imagination, Painting, Quotes

High Spirits

High Spirits by Karen Gadient, 2014

High Spirits. Created with Procreate and Adobe Photoshop.

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. — Albert Einstein


Filed under Art, Color, Digital Artwork, Imagination, iPad Art, Multiverse, Quotes, The Unknown