Tag Archives: Karen Gadient

Nocturnal Tempo

Nocturnal Tempo by Karen Gadient, 2015

Nocturnal Tempo. For a print and other items, please click the image.

Acrylic and gouache on canvas with digital post work.

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. ― Joseph Campbell

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TGIF: Spinning Lantern

Spinning Lantern by Karen Gadient, 2015

This week’s “FingerPaintingFriday”! Strokes of watercolor and gouache.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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Accidental Galaxy

Accidental Galaxy by Karen Gadient, 2015

Accidental Galaxy. Acrylic, ink, pencil, and digital mixed media.
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So, the story behind this artwork:
I use plates (that my mother and I found together at thrift stores) for my palettes. While working, I scatter color on the plate and when I’m done, I clean it all off. But recently, the spread of color looked pretty cool and there was enough of it left over that I figured it would be a good texture for an artwork layer in the future… so I pressed some heavy drawing paper onto it and set it aside.

Later, once dry, I scanned the plate pressing and combined it with another layer of pencil and ink scribbles, then edited it all digitally with some actions and color changes. I had a lot of fun making this!

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Stormy Sea

Stormy Sea by Karen Gadient, 2015

Marker and ink drawing from my sketchbook, scanned to add digital elements.

I’ve discovered that sketchbooks are a great place to keep your art; you can always scan to share and it’s easier to store stacks of mixed media and watercolor sketchbooks rather than racks of canvas and boards.

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TGIF: Burbling Dawn

Burbling Dawn by Karen Gadient, 2015

Burbling Dawn. Watercolor and gouache.

It’s “FingerPaintingFriday”! This one almost didn’t happen; I didn’t like parts of it once I’d done it and took it to the sink to be sprayed with water, just to see if that helped. Well, it ran and pooled but wasn’t quite what I wanted.

Instead of tossing it out, I sprinkled some sea salt on it and left it overnight. In the morning, it looked pretty interesting―so, here goes.

Using fingers and nails instead of brushes doesn’t always work out as planned. But sometimes, that’s the point of creativity: letting go and seeing what happens!

Enjoy your weekend, friends. :)

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Stay Up & Write

Stay Up & Write by Karen Gadient, 2015

For a print and lots of other items, please click the image.

Something for my writer friends. And for me too, I suppose―after all, NaNoWriMo is practically around the corner now that we’ve passed the mid-year mark. Whoa. Is it just me or has this year been going too fast?

Get another cup, because that novel won’t write itself!

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Western Journey

Western Journey by Karen Gadient, 2015

Western Journey. For a print and other items, please click the image.

Watercolor, graphite, and pencil on hot press watercolor paper. Second of a series of two: the other is Eastern Journey.

Color is a power which directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
― Wassily Kandinsky

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