Deep Orbit

Deep Orbit - Painting by Karen Gadient

I’ve been spending more time painting since my mother passed away. Because it gives me comfort, much of my artwork—now, more than ever—focuses on sea or space. This one is an abstract meant to be from a window of a starship… although it could also just as easily be from the view of an underwater craft.

Although I often tend to splash around heaps of kaleidoscopic color, this one is heavy on blue. Blue was my mother’s favorite color, never one of my own—but that’s changing, just like so many things in my world.

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18 responses to “Deep Orbit

  1. I hope you post more of your paintings, Karen. The story behind this piece is touching.

    • karengadient

      Thank you, Tony. I’ve been painting portraits for so many years and wonder if it’s a risk to share my abstracts… but my mother did abstract artwork and I love it too. I appreciate your encouragement.

  2. How do you do that? Just beautiful.

  3. I enjoy the blue, what a wonderful expression!

  4. I get the sensation of movement looking at this, even on a small(I-pad) screen. Nothing wrong with a change in style, or thinking.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss. Great art and I love the color blue–yours is vibrant.

  6. Loving that blue! 🙂 That’s my favourite colour too, I always feel it creates a feeling of energy in my mind. Probably a bit of an illusion, but it’s a nice illusion!! 😀

    • karengadient

      Blue was a bit of an obsession for my mother. Blue carpet, blue wallpaper, blue clothes, blue towels… so I never took to it (after all, she’d claimed it for her own). But now, it reminds me of her and it makes me smile.

  7. That painting is beautiful – my favorite blue.

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