Accidental Galaxy

Accidental Galaxy by Karen Gadient, 2015

Accidental Galaxy. Acrylic, ink, pencil, and digital mixed media.

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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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Accidental Galaxy

  1. Love it! The process is fascinating too!

  2. You have shown, Karen that there is more than one way to make a picture and that it pays off to experiment. I love this one

  3. Thanks for sharing the process. Makes the work even cooler. πŸ™‚

  4. As an astronomy nerd, I love the title!

  5. I love it and how you did it πŸ™‚

  6. It’s amazing what you can do with an old plate, very colourful, and detailed! I have used plates too a while back, they do make a perfect pallet. I like your inventiveness, it goes way beyond the basic canvass painting. I’m sure that’s a true sign of an artist, never say never! πŸ™‚

  7. ItΒ΄s beautiful ! I strongly admire people with talents I donΒ΄t have :-). Never in a life I could do something like this, ha ha. Thanks Karen

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