Category Archives: Imagination

Mixed Media Monday: Vibrant Valley

Vibrant Valley by Karen Gadient, 2017

Vibrant Valley. Pastel and watercolor with digital postwork.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ― Khalil Gibran

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Mixed Media Monday: Floating Daydreams

Floating Daydreams by Karen Gadient, 2016

Floating Daydreams. Acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and digital mixed media.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
― Theodor Seuss Geisel

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Window to the Sea

Window to the Sea by Karen Gadient, 2016

Window to the Sea. Ink, watercolor, and digital mixed media. The stormy view from the porthole of a ship―although inspired by watching our monsoon weather from a window in our house.

The sea is as near as we come to another world. ― Anne Stevenson

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Arcane Terrain

Arcane Terrain by Karen Gadient, 2016

Arcane Terrain. Colored and water-soluble pencil on hot press watercolor paper.
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The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories—or you can use it to paint dreams. ― Robert Brault

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TGIF: Watercolor Creature

Watercolor Creature by Karen Gadient, 2015

Belated “FingerPaintingFriday”!

I got so involved with upgrading my operating system yesterday that I forgot to post this. I use a mac, and installed El C(r)apitan when my new version of Office wouldn’t install on Mavericks. I’d skipped Yosemite and really wish now that I’d installed that instead, but hey―what’s done is done. Most things are behaving normally. At least my scanner still scans.

Anyway: fingerprinting! Watercolor mirrored―to create an animal-like face.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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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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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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