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Wander About

Wander About by Karen Gadient, 2018

Wander About. Digital painting.

My schedule’s changed a bit and that’s challenged my blogging habits. I’ve got two half-finished mixed media pieces that aren’t ready to share. In the meanwhile, I’ve been getting loose with some entirely digital paintings again. This is one of them, and I hope it gives you a smile. 🙂 Happy February!

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ― Ambrose Bierce

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Open Shores

Open Shores by Karen Gadient, 2018

Open Shores. Gouache and digital mixed media.

I’ve been struggling with the flu since returning from our holiday travels. It’s better now, but I’m still exhausted most of the time, so I’ll probably be slow to update things online for a bit.

Hope you’ve had a good (and flu-free) start to 2018!

I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself.
― Martin D. Buxbaum

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Fragmented Influence

Fragmented Influence by Karen Gadient, 2017

Fragmented Influence. Pastel, watercolor, ink, and digital mixed media.

I’ve been busy, so I thought having the ‘Mixed Media Monday’ prompt would help me keep up with posting to the blog. But I think I’ll just post when I can and make sure it’s at least weekly. I’ve been doing more design work and less painting but I just bought myself fresh art supplies and I know I’ll be experimenting with them, so I’ll try to share some fun stuff here. 🙂

Hope you’re having a lovely April!

We live in a rainbow of chaos. ― Paul Cézanne

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TGIF: Casual Glimpse

Casual Glimpse by Karen Gadient, 2016

One more “FingerPaintingFriday”!
Watercolor and gouache on mixed media paper.

So…
I’ve done finger paintings on Fridays since March of 2015, and it’s been fun (plus I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing them), but I’m overdue for a change. Starting on Monday, I’ll be doing something new. I promise it will be colorful and posted weekly. Thank you for encouraging me while I create!

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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KarPaiTwenMo 4 : Art Marathon

KarPaiTwenMo 4 by Karen Gadient, 2016

Once again, while the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November creating twenty different pieces of artwork for your enjoyment.

I’ve ‘won’ NaNoWriMo twice, but as my life changed, my goals changed too. My writing became a personal exploration of my inner landscape and less of a word count situation. So, instead, I now spend November with art.

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

See my original post here, which shows how this started.

Back then, I did mainly digital art… now, I primarily use traditional media, so the canvas might be different, but the idea is similar―make a lot of artwork of some kind or another. Now that I’ve done this for a few years, I also post with more regularity, so you won’t have to wait long for new stuff.

I usually blog two or three times a week these days, but expect to see posts from me five times a week in November.

Also, despite keeping the marathon name and hashtag I created back in 2013―it’ll be more than twenty; I won’t be counting FingerPaintingFriday and I’ll still be doing those.

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/tea pot brewing!

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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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Stormy Sea

Stormy Sea by Karen Gadient, 2015

Marker and ink drawing from my sketchbook, scanned to add digital elements.

I’ve discovered that sketchbooks are a great place to keep your art; you can always scan to share and it’s easier to store stacks of mixed media and watercolor sketchbooks rather than racks of canvas and boards.

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