Monthly Archives: October 2015

KarPaiTwenMo 3 : Art Marathon

KarPaiTwenMo 3: 2015 by Karen Gadient, 2015

While the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November the way I did the for previous two years: creating twenty different pieces of artwork for your enjoyment. 🙂

I call it ‘KarPaiTwenMo‘ (Karen Paints Twenty in a Month). Five per week.

Actually, despite keeping the marathon name and hashtag―it’ll be 28 this year; I won’t be counting Finger Painting Friday or #KaleidoSaturday (you can check out that tag on Twitter to see more) and I’ll still be doing those.

I’ll try to keep up this year and have it all posted in a timely manner!

Best of luck to all of you participating in NaNoWriMo―and a successful November to everyone, no matter what your plans and goals are. Have fun and keep the coffee pot brewing!

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TGIF: Ablaze

Ablaze by Karen Gadient, 2015

Halloween-y colors for ‘FingerPaintingFriday’! Fiery watercolor scene.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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Halloween: Colorful Pumpkin

Colorful Pumpkin by Karen Gadient, 2015

We’d gotten a cheerful orange pumpkin with plans to carve it, only―being in a different state―we missed the family carving event. So, I painted it.

The first two layers of yellow gouache didn’t quite do the trick, so I added layers of yellow and gold acrylic, which didn’t have the effect I wanted either. So, naturally… I decided to go nuts and splatter-paint the whole thing. Which actually worked out well and now it’s a bright addition to our Halloween decor. For now. Next week, it’ll be pie. 😉

Did you carve or paint a pumpkin this year? Have you ever done so?

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Fanfare III

Fanfare III by Karen Gadient, 2015

Fanfare III. The third of a spur-of-the-moment series of three abstracts done in high-flow acrylic, gouache, and pencil on mixed media paper.

The others are here and here.

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TGIF: Cephalopod Comet

Cephalopod Comet by Karen Gadient, 2015

It’s “FingerPaintingFriday” again!
Watercolor, gouache, and watersoluble graphite.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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Fanfare II

Fanfare II by Karen Gadient, 2015

Fanfare II. Second in a spur-of-the-moment series of three abstracts done in high-flow acrylic, gouache, and pencil on mixed media paper.

The first can be found here.

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Fanfare I

Fanfare I by Karen Gadient, 2015

Fanfare I. First of a spur-of-the-moment series of three abstracts created using high-flow acrylic, gouache, and pencil on mixed media paper.

I’ll share the other two soon. Cheers!

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