Intuition by Karen Gadient, 2016

Intuition. Watercolor and colored pencil on hot press watercolor paper.
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The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ― Ivy Baker Priest

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Filed under Art, Color, Colored Pencil, Mixed Media, Painting, Pencil, Quotes, Watercolor

18 responses to “Intuition

  1. Howard

    Like a bowl of fruit amid lettuce. Niuce

  2. I’m curious about the process here. Do you do the water colours first and then the pencil? What type of pencils do you use? I do a lot of art with preschoolers so I don’t need to give them super expensive materials but I do like to give them pencils that work well. I’d be interested in suggestions you may have.

    • I tend to lay down watercolor, then use pencil. I use mostly Faber-Castell Polychromos and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils. Lyra is the more affordable of the two, plus Lyra also has ‘Color Giant’ pencils–wonderful for little hands: big and fat and colorful ( Faber-Castell’s Art Grip pencils are great too. Derwent’s Coloursofts are also very kid-friendly. I wouldn’t recommend Prismacolor, because they break easily; something seems to have changed in their production.

      There are a lot of great choices for watercolor pans for kids. Yarka and Prang pans have brilliant colors and aren’t expensive. I personally use Yarka’s professional line as one of my most-used watercolor sets.

      Dick Blick has an educator’s area on their site and I think they offer special flyers and discounts.

      Oh, and–as seen in this artwork–pressing plastic or paper or string (in this case, bubblewrap) into watercolor while still wet and allowing it to dry a bit before removing… makes some fun textures!

      Hope something there was helpful. πŸ™‚ Nice to ‘meet’ you.

  3. Excellent…. I thought I had seen a peach over there … πŸ™‚
    All the best to you!, Aquileana πŸ˜€

  4. I love those colors Karen, nice work!

  5. I saw an Iris isn’t if funny how we all see something unique

  6. This reminds me of a spring garden in bloom.

  7. I’m trying hard to catch up on your work. It’s interesting to see it all in large doses instead of one at a time. They are always striking but sometimes one really works for me. This is one of them. Tbeckerphotos said it looks like a spring garden but to me it is completely spring, especially the red which reminds me of strawberries which are plentiful around here in NJ in the spring.

    • Thanks, Rich. Glad you like my work. I spent the first two decades of my life in New Jersey and I remember my grandfather growing strawberries. Too bad they don’t thrive here in Arizona! I also miss Jersey tomatoes–nothing like ’em. Have a good week!

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