Tag Archives: Karen Gadient

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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Art for a Cause: A New Beginning for Liam

Liam

Since so many people (quite unexpectedly for me) loved the tree silhouette artwork in the previous post, I thought I’d offer it in a special way.

If you donate any amount to my dear friend Natania Barron‘s GoFundMe fundraiser for her amazing son Liam — and comment here or email me (karen «at» karengadient «dot» com) to let me know — I’d send you the digital file of Eastern Dusk for free and you can print it at home―way cheaper than me trying to offer it at the online gallery.

File is 8″ x 7″ and JPG and/or PNG at 300 dpi. It’s smaller than my usual pieces because I’d only designed it as a post-topper for the blog at first. I’ve tested it at 12.00″ x 10.50″ and it prints well at that size and smaller (not sure about larger). The Eastern Dusk version below is the one being offered.

I’d be super pleased if you’d help! So, donate here and let me know:

A New Beginning for Liam

Oh, and… even if you can’t donate: sharing the link to Liam’s fundraiser would make you just as awesome!

Liam

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Eastern Dusk

Eastern Dusk by Karen Gadient, 2014

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east. ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath


If you’re interested: I have a limited time promotion on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas print of ‘Macrocosm And Microcosm’ here. Ends Sunday.

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Arctic Tundra

Arctic Tundra by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Because I needed to paint something cold now that it’s above 110°F. Whew!

The snow is sparkling like a million little suns. — Lama Willa Miller

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Interface

Interface by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Never lose the child-like wonder. It’s just too important. It’s what drives us.
— Randy Pausch

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Open Circuit

Open Circuit by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

I believe in deeply ordered chaos. — Francis Bacon

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The Candle a Saint

Candle Saint by Karen Gadient

Many of you know that I’m fond of poetry, as many of you are poets. I figured it was about time to share a favorite poem or two. And so:

The Candle a Saint by Wallace Stevens

Green is the night, green kindled and apparelled.
It is she that walks among astronomers.

She strides above the rabbit and the cat,
Like a noble figure, out of the sky,

Moving among the sleepers, the men,
Those that lie chanting green is the night.

Green is the night and out of madness woven,
The self-same madness of the astronomers

And of him that sees, beyond the astronomers,
The topaz rabbit and the emerald cat,

That sees above them, that sees rise up above them,
The noble figure, the essential shadow,

Moving and being, the image at its source,
The abstract, the archaic queen. Green is the night.

For me, this poem evokes darkness and stars, candlelight and souls, and perhaps even goddesses among scientists. :)

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Cosmic Calligraphy

Cosmic Calligraphy by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new symmetrical artwork. I really enjoy doing them, but they take more planning. Like puzzles and art together! But I love doing puzzles, especially ones where the cats can’t run off with the pieces.

In the afternoon, over gold screens,
I will brush the blue dust of my dreams.
— John Gould Fletcher, Irradiations; Sand and Spray


If you’re interested: I have a limited time promotion on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas print of ‘Violaceous Blues’ for $89 (usually $137). Ends tomorrow!

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Epicenter

Epicenter by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

What is soul? It’s like electricity–we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. — Ray Charles

Also, if you’re interested: I have a limited time promotion on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas print of ‘Violaceous Blues’ for $89 (usually $137). Until 07/15.

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Violaceous Blues

Violaceous Blues by Karen Gadient, 2014

Violaceous Blues. Created with Corel Painter.
The more purpley cousin of Bluesy.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. — Haruki Murakami

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Crossover

Crossover by Karen Gadient, 2014

Crossover. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

An alien skyscape abstract, enhanced by listening to by E.S. Posthumus’s fantastic Lepcis Magna while painting.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. — Rabindranath Tagore

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Starry Flag Unfurled

Starry Flag Unfurled by Karen Gadient, 2014

Starry Flag Unfurled. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
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Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! It’s a little bit early, since I expect to be busy tomorrow, both with celebrations for the 4th and two great World Cup games. Have a fun weekend, no matter where you live!

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits. — Thomas Jefferson

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Rumpled Roses

Rumpled Roses by Karen Gadient, 2014

Rumpled Roses. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon—instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
— Dale Carnegie

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Proximity Effect

Proximity Effect by Karen Gadient, 2014

Proximity Effect. Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
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We are spirits clad in veils. — Christopher P. Cranch

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Seaborne II

Seaborne II by Karen Gadient, 2014

Seaborne II. Created in digital pastel with Corel Painter.
Second of two.

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. — Robert Wyland

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Seaborne I

Seaborne I by Karen Gadient, 2014

Seaborne I. Created in digital pastel with Corel Painter.
One of two. Second to be posted soon!

I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I’m touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again. — Lauren DeStefano

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Seas of a Wandering Star

Seas of a Wandering Star by Karen Gadient, 2014

Seas of a Wandering Star. Created with Corel Painter.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. — Heinrich Zimmer

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Reverberation

Reverberation by Karen Gadient, 2014

Reverberation. Created with Corel Painter.
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Something fun I made using an unusual color palette. I see it as a dance of warmth and coolness, of sound and light.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Rapture of the Deep

Rapture of the Deep by Karen Gadient, 2014

Rapture of the Deep. Created with Corel Painter.
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This one came from a dream I had recently where I was a diver deep below in some luminous sea. All around me were shadowy creatures, barely there and yet observable—harmless, welcoming, with some casting out light toward me and others racing around to leave trails behind them. It was a short dream, but oddly relaxing. It stuck with me, so I’ve tried to capture it with color.

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. — Kate Chopin

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Amplitude

Amplitude by Karen Gadient, 2014

Amplitude. Created with Corel Painter.
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I’ve been out of town, stressed, full of emotions, and busy with life. I’m grateful for the chance to sit down and express my inner mind’s chaos with a bit of color.

I know things will work out; they always do with my dear David by my side. Family, also. And friends too: thank you for being here. This is my birthday week, and I find myself more thoughtful than in previous years. Guess that comes with age and change! Cheers to the rest of the year ahead, for all of us.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
— Kahlil Gibran

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