Category Archives: Pastel

Ambiguous Notions

Ambiguous Notions by Karen Gadient, 2017

Ambiguous Notions. Pastel, colored pencil, and acrylic.

To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach. ― Havelock Ellis

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Contemplation

Contemplation by Karen Gadient, 2017

Contemplation. Pastel and gouache.

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.
― Iara Gassen

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Makeshift Chorus

Makeshift Chorus by Karen Gadient, 2017

Makeshift Chorus. Pastel and acrylic.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ― Agatha Christie

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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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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: Coastline

Coastline by Karen Gadient, 2017

Coastline. Pastel, ink, and watercolor, with digital postwork.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. ― Rumi

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Freestyle Foliage : KarPaiTwenMo 4 Art Marathon #17

Freestyle Foliage by Karen Gadient, 2016

Freestyle Foliage. Ink, acrylic, pastel, and digital mixed media.

Imagination is the soul’s happiest retreat. ― James Lendall Basford

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