Petal Armada

Petal Armada by Karen Gadient, 2016

Petal Armada. Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper.

Inspired by the view from a plane while flying somewhere over Colorado, with my own vivid color additions. Do you ever see ‘earth art’ from a plane window?

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11 responses to “Petal Armada

  1. πŸ™‚ I loved seeing the cities when landing and taking off…and the irrigation crop circles in the midwest. The rest of the time I held on to my seat…just in case πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Love your Colorado/plane view…AWESOME!

    • Thanks! Yes, I love the view from a plane but I’m actually a bit flight-phobic. The turbulence on our most recent flight (this weekend) didn’t help!

      • Last flew in 1995 and have no intention of ever getting on a plane again. The only thing I liked about flying was getting there quickly πŸ™‚ I usually ended up making all sitting around me nervous except Don, he’d just get on the plane and go to sleep. πŸ™‚

  2. My first flight visually changed my life, an epiphany. Since then I’ve been enchanted by the bird’s eye view of our planet as much as the destination. It all becomes abstracted shapes and forms…you nailed it Karen!

    • Thanks! It really is wonderful–and, given the process of getting to the airport, security, uncomfortable seats, wailing babies, etc… one of the few things to look forward to when traveling by air. πŸ™‚

  3. The last time I was on a plane, I kept staring out the window and thinking, “I should’ve put my sketchbook in my carry-on.”

  4. Ah yes, I see what you’ve done, very clever! πŸ™‚ It is arty, abstract arty, the view of earth from above. The only two times I was on a plane, it was night-time. I got to see all the lights on coastal areas as we flew over France, which was pretty, but not much of earth. The flight home, there was a stunning sunrise as we arrived back in England – on the other side of the plane. 😦 I got to enjoy the thrilled look on everyone else’s faces, and never saw a thing!! πŸ˜€ I guess you have to fly a lot to see the best views.

    • Thank you! πŸ˜€ I don’t fly that often–honestly, I don’t enjoy flying and would much prefer a boat or train–but the view from a plane window helps soothe my nerves.

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