Tag Archives: Creativity

Neptune’s Garden

Neptune's Garden by Karen Gadient, 2015

Neptune’s Garden. Photograph and digital mixed media.
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This one began with a photo I’d taken during our visit to the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon last year. Such a wonderful place to visit!

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Stray Shapes

Stray Shapes by Karen Gadient, 2015

Stray Shapes. Pencil, ink, and digital mixed media.

Created during experiments with discarded scans. I liked the way it looked, so figured I’d share. Hope you’re having a good week so far!

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ― Richard Lingard

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Simply Madness

Simply Madness by Karen Gadient, 2015

Simply Madness. Acrylic on canvas board.
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We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ― Robert Fulghum

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Purple Flower

Purple Flower by Karen Gadient, 2015

Purple Flower. Photograph with traditional watercolor layers and digital mixed media.

My husband David takes some wonderful photos and we thought it would be fun to see what I could create with them using scanned traditional art media and digital painting and editing. This purple flower was one David found during our last trip to Desert Botanical Garden. No idea what kind of flower it is, but it was on a bush, not a cactus. I’ll experiment more with his photos and share here.

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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Filed under Arizona, Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Family, Mixed Media, Nature, Painting, Phoenix, Photography, Watercolor

Hummingbird

Hummingbird by Karen Gadient, 2016

Hummingbird. Acrylic and digital mixed media.
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This morning, I saw #DrawABirdDay trending on Twitter. I thought it was cute. You know, birds and twittering and all that… so, I gathered a few unused acrylic scans and did some digital painting to make a hummingbird.

We have hummingbirds in our yard, thanks to the lovely blown glass feeder David’s parents gave us a few years ago. It’s mostly hummingbirds and doves around here. What kind of birds gather where you live?

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Filed under Animals, Arizona, Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Drawing, Mixed Media, Nature, Painting, Prompts

Tie-Dye Sunrise

Tie-Dye Sunrise by Karen Gadient, 2016

Tie-Dye Sunrise. Pastel, ink, colored pencil, and digital mixed media.
Experimental artwork. Sort of a trippy tie-dye design.

I live my daydreams in music. ― Albert Einstein

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Bright Abyss

Bright Abyss by Karen Gadient, 2016

Bright Abyss. Acrylic and digital mixed media.
Another experiment that I thought was worthy of sharing.

Almost the weekend!

Every man’s memory is his private literature. ― Aldous Huxley

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