TGIF: Afternoon Garden

Afternoon Garden by Karen Gadient, 2015

My second “FingerPaintingFriday”: watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper. Done entirely with fingers (and a nail or two). The red dots for flowers were done by placing a dot of paint on a fingertip and dabbing―clean and repeat. This one, I let dry and scanned, although the red wasn’t so bright once dry, alas.

The paper size was only 4 x 6 inches. Postcard size. Too tiny for fingerprinted foliage, really… so, it’s messy, but hey―it was fun. 😀

Inspiration was the recent plant sale at Desert Botanical Garden, where David found some nice tall cactus for the porch and a huge jade plant for his office.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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Filed under Arizona, Art, Color, Creativity, Fingerpainting, Gouache, Inspiration, Landscape, Nature, Painting, Phoenix, Prompts, Watercolor

27 responses to “TGIF: Afternoon Garden

  1. Finger painting is starting to become my favorite art form. 🙂

    • Hehe, thanks! The results aren’t always controlled, but it’s sure a great way to relax. 🙂

      • Hey! do you have anything in either a cat or a horse. I’ve started a Sunday art day on my two blogs. 🙂

        • I did a horse painting some years ago, but it’s nothing like what I do now–it’s realistic-ish (you’re welcome to see it, though). I did pet portraits then too, but I don’t have permission to share those and most of those pets are no longer with us–which is often when folks want portraits done.

          I did a fun photo-manip-digi-paint cat portrait for a friend, but I’d want to ask her if I could share it: and there’s also my ‘Blues Cat’:

          I plan to do more animal artwork again in the future, and I did notice your recent art posts. Maybe I’ll do an abstract of one of your kitty crew sometime, if you don’t mind some crazy color. 😉

        • I would love anything you would want to submit. I really like the blue cat. That’s very cool. 🙂 The idea for both blogs is to show a different perspective. Not just photography. Art in any form that creates a feeling. And a chance for artists like yourself to have some fun and get exposure to a public that’s a little different then your normal following. So with that in mind I’ll let you decide what you want to submit. Hey, how about a finger paint cat or horse! 🙂

  2. I passed on attending the plant sale this year, my poor fairy duster still isn’t blooming. Hope you are feeling better!

    • Oh, my poor fairy duster is… well, dust. Poor thing. I didn’t get another, since I’m apparently much better off with a sturdy cactus!

      I’m finally over the chest cold and plan on attending the art festival sometime this weekend. Gotta enjoy the weather before it gets too hot.

  3. That’s beautiful! Love how the red pops.

    • Thanks! It didn’t seem to pop as much as I’d hoped once scanned, but I didn’t want to digitally edit it and I had no time to paint it again/wait for it to dry. 🙂 Glad it looks good on your monitor!

  4. I have to say, I’m in to your fingerpaintings. They are gorgeous.

  5. This garden is just wonderful!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous dear Karen!. All the best to you / happy weekend Aquileana ⭐

  7. I really like this one! 🙂 It’s a bit like art you find on tableware sometimes. Quite elegant for a finger painting. Bright and cheerful and gardeny! That’s not a word, but sounds good!!! 😀

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