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Art for a Cause: A New Beginning for Liam

Liam

Since so many people (quite unexpectedly for me) loved the tree silhouette artwork in the previous post, I thought I’d offer it in a special way.

If you donate any amount to my dear friend Natania Barron‘s GoFundMe fundraiser for her amazing son Liam — and comment here or email me (karen «at» karengadient «dot» com) to let me know — I’d send you the digital file of Eastern Dusk for free and you can print it at home―way cheaper than me trying to offer it at the online gallery.

File is 8″ x 7″ and JPG and/or PNG at 300 dpi. It’s smaller than my usual pieces because I’d only designed it as a post-topper for the blog at first. I’ve tested it at 12.00″ x 10.50″ and it prints well at that size and smaller (not sure about larger). The Eastern Dusk version below is the one being offered.

I’d be super pleased if you’d help! So, donate here and let me know:

A New Beginning for Liam

Oh, and… even if you can’t donate: sharing the link to Liam’s fundraiser would make you just as awesome!

Liam

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Printing on Metal

Green Fish, Yellow by Karen Gadient - Printed on Metal

I had Green Fish, Yellow printed on metal. Thought I’d share how it looked when I unboxed it. The effect of brushstrokes on metal looks pretty darn cool!

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New Year, New Purpose

Coral by Karen Gadient, 2013

Coral – Digital watercolor of vibrant ocean coral. Created with Corel Painter.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. – Aristotle

I’m now offering some of my artwork as prints (canvas, acrylic, metal, and paper). This one was the most recent addition, but you’ll find many from my November marathon there. As I blog throughout the year, I’ll mention which pieces were also added to the gallery.

So, I’m busy painting. Which is making me happy.

I hope you’re all having a happy start to 2014 too. 🙂

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Fashion and Digital Textile Design

One more post about the Phoenix Art Museum. These images, also taken by my husband David, are of the Digital Print Fashion exhibition. Everything you see here is digitally printed textile, which allows for some fantastic color and pattern. With digital printing, the sources for fashion inspiration are without limits. Many of these designs inspired me to write, because they look like they’d be at home in a science fiction or fantasy novel—yet, I’d still wear a few of them out to a party this weekend if I could! Which ones catch your eye the most?

Digital Textile Printing - Fashion Examples

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Matchbox Girls

Candlemark & Gleam continues to delight me with their dedication to fantastika and Chrysoula Tzavelas’ novel Matchbox Girls has been my latest infatuation.

There are many great reviews out there, offering words to convince you to read this book… but I’ll give you a visual pitch—the poster, which I was commissioned to create as an pre-order extra. My hope is that it will get you curious about the tale behind it. Click the image to see a larger, more readable, version. You can check out Matchbox Girls at the author’s landing page.

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Fly Into Fire

Fly Into Fire—Susan Jane Bigelow’s fantastic sequel to Broken—was released today. The story is a perfect blend of science fiction and superhero worlds. Lots of risk and adventure, friendship and love… all with a cast of characters you’d want to meet in person if you could.

And lucky me!—I’ve had the honor of spending more time with three of the characters, illustrating their portraits [below] for a series of ‘wanted’ posters that were offered as a pre-order bonus.

Both books are published by innovative publisher Candlemark & Gleam. You can get your copies at their website, as well as from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Fly Into Fire Character Portraits

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