Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cosmic Calligraphy

Cosmic Calligraphy by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

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Epicenter

Epicenter by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

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Violaceous Blues

Violaceous Blues by Karen Gadient, 2014

Violaceous Blues. Created with Corel Painter.
The more purpley cousin of Bluesy.
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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.

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.

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.

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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