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TGIF: Spirited

Spirited by Karen Gadient, 2015

It’s time for another “FingerPaintingFriday”: this time done with gloves on.

I tried medical-grade gloves thin enough to use my nails for drawing lines. Going to keep experimenting with this, but it was definitely cleaner creativity.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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Simmering Cavern

Simmering Cavern by Karen Gadient, 2015

Simmering Cavern. Acrylic, gouache, and ink, plus digital post work.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

We work in the dark―we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
― Henry James

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

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Filed under Acrylic, Art, Color, Creativity, Mixed Media, Painting, Quotes

System Split

System Split by Karen Gadient, 2015

System Split. For a print and other items, please click the image.

Scanned ink and acrylic with digital line-work. Still a little crazy for blue, although this is more teal or cyan, I guess. Started out as an experiment, but I liked the way it turned out.

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong. ― Sir Arthur Eddington

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

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TGIF: Burning Up

Burning Up by Karen Gadient, 2015

Bit of a different image for “FingerPaintingFriday”: watercolor and gouache, done with fingers and nails… but it’s two different scanned finger paintings, combined in Photoshop, with one of them color-reversed. I thought the effect was pretty darn cool and worth sharing.

Aside: I’m ruining my nails using them for finger painting (despite enjoying the effects―I love lines). I think I’ll be trying other ways to do it―including using gloves! So either you’ll be seeing scratch-less finger paintings from me next time or I’ll come up with different things for weekly prompts. Hm…

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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

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Colorful Invasion

Colorful Invasion by Karen Gadient, 2015 Colorful Invasion. For a print and other items, please click the image. Watercolor, gouache, and ink, combined with digital painting. The reason to travel: there are inner transitions we can’t properly cement without a change of locations. ― Alain de Botton

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

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Glowing Kaleidoscopes

Glowing Kaleidoscopes by Karen Gadient, 2015

Glowing Kaleidoscopes for #KaleidoSaturday from previous weeks. The top one was created from digitally-edited scanned watercolor and the bottom one made from vector illustration hit with a glow filter.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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

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Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast View by Karen Gadient, 2015

View from a spot far above Oceanside, Oregon. Despite the sunshine and warmth in Portland, it was a chilly and foggy day once we got to the coast. In fact, we were battered with sand on the beach; the wind was crazy at times.

Still, it was a lot of fun. David and I hiked up this spot, where one can get precariously close the edge and risk death for a snapshot. This was as close as I got, but David wandered out further (while listening to me yelp that I didn’t want him to fall), so maybe he’s got a better shot I can share sometime.

It’s so amazing to hug a tree and gaze out over a cliff to the ocean. :)

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Filed under Journal, Landscape, Life, Nature, Ocean, Oregon, Photography, Sea, Seascape, Travel