Category Archives: Graphite

Mixed Media Monday: Disruption

Disruption by Karen Gadient, 2017

Disruption. Watercolor, graphite, ink, and digital mixed media.

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. ― Russell Baker

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Semblance : KarPaiTwenMo 4 Art Marathon #10

Semblance by Karen Gadient, 2016

Semblance. Watercolor, graphite, ink, and marker on mixed media paper.

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. ― Alfred Adler

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Tinted Conscience

Tinted Conscience by Karen Gadient, 2015

Tinted Conscience. Pencil, graphite, marker, ink, and digital mixed media.

Created partly from scans of old pencil and ink drawings I did more than a decade ago, with new color layers added in marker.

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. ― Arthur Schopenhauer

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Breakaway

Breakaway by Karen Gadient, 2016

Breakaway. Watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper.
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There’s an alternative. There’s always a third way, and it’s not a combination of the other two ways. It’s a different way. ― David Carradine

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TGIF: Reaction

Reaction by Karen Gadient, 2015

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”! Acrylic and graphite on drawing paper.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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TGIF: Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grass by Karen Gadient, 2015

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”! Watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper.

Have a relaxing weekend, friends. 🙂

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Black Cats and Art Snacks

Black Cat by Karen Gadient, 2015

Black Cat. Ink, colored pencil, and graphite on smooth bristol paper.

This month, I received my first Art Snacks box. Art Snacks is a monthly art supplies package, similar to the beauty and treat boxes that are so popular now.

I decided to give it a try because I no longer had other subscriptions. David and I had enjoyed our Vegan Cuts snack box, but treats often melted in transit (it’s over 100 degrees here for months on end), so we cancelled. In fact, the heat was the reason I stopped getting beauty boxes too: lots of melted makeup.

So, Art Snacks arrived with Halloween candy. Which melted! Shocking―not. However, the art supplies hadn’t melted, because they were mostly pens and pencils, a nice watercolor brush, plus a bottle of ink.

The little card that came with the supplies encouraged the use of all products in the box to make an original piece of art. David would have had me do it anyway, because he suggested the idea before I’d even read the card!

So… here you have it: a black cat for Halloween. Which seemed ideal, given that everything in the box was black―except one colored pencil, which was orange.

I’ll be trying the box again for November and making something with whatever I get. Hoping for more color next time. It’s a fun box for artsy types!

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