Monthly Archives: December 2013

KarPaiTwenMo: Treasures

KarPaiTwenMo: Treasures by Karen Gadient

Treasures – Created with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real. — Lucian Freud

This was the final painting in my month of artwork. I’ve just returned home from a lovely holiday time with family up north in Minnesota, where we got a dose of freezing temperatures and falling snow. Now I’m back in Arizona and it’s warm enough to open a window and let the cats bask. Me—I’ve brought back a cold/flu virus and have been dragging around all day. At least I wasn’t sick for the trip. Happy wishes to you all for 2014!

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KarPaiTwenMo: Snow World

KarPaiTwenMo: Snow World by Karen Gadient

Snow World – Created with Corel Painter.

I hear the wind among the trees
Playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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KarPaiTwenMo: The Cave

KarPaiTwenMo: The Cave by Karen Gadient

The Cave – Created with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.

It’s important for the explorer to be willing to be led astray. — Roger von Oech

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KarPaiTwenMo: Frozen Thoughts

KarPaiTwenMo: Frozen Thoughts by Karen Gadient

Frozen Thoughts – Created with Corel Painter.

Our full range of emotions is our palette with which we bring color to our lives. — Anne Copeland

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KarPaiTwenMo: Palette Groove

KarPaiTwenMo: Palette Groove by Karen Gadient

Palette Groove – Created with Corel Painter (and some scanned tissue paper).

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. — Oscar Wilde

Also: my hundredth post. Woo!

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KarPaiTwenMo: Night Flower

KarPaiTwenMo: Night Flower by Karen Gadient

Night Flower – Created with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. — Jean Ingelow

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KarPaiTwenMo: Sea Stones

KarPaiTwenMo: Sea Stones by Karen Gadient

Sea Stones – Created with Corel Painter.

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. — William James

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