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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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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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Luminous Horizon

Luminous Horizon by Karen Gadient, 2015

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”! Colorful watercolor abstract landscape.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.🙂

I’d rather see the world as a rainbow than endless shade of gray.
― Amani Abbas

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Dynamite Speedway

Dynamite Speedway by Karen Gadient, 2015

Dynamite Speedway. Scanned markers, acrylic, and digital work.

Art therapy piece, just for my own restless mind. This one started as a digital doodle and eventually got more layers of scanned traditional media added to it. I’ve been doing a lot of experiments in mixing media; it’s a lot of fun.

Psycho-therapy is rather amazing—something like stirring up the bottom of an aquarium—chunks of the past coming up at unfamiliar angles, distinct and then indistinct. ― Robert Lowell

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TGIF: Painting with Fingers

TGIF 1 by Karen Gadient, 2015

Another thing I’ve been thinking about: themes for otherwise-unplanned art creation. Purely for relaxation and play. This one is fingerpainting! I actually did it with student grade watercolor on watercolor paper―but totally with my fingers and nothing else (okay, a touch of water here and there… with fingers, of course). I’m calling the activity “FingerPaintingFriday”.

Maybe something like this can later be worked into a ‘real’ artwork as a layer or with the addition of ink, acrylic, or digital painting. Even if not, it’s fun all by itself. I didn’t even let it dry before taking a picture.🙂

Not a bad way to start a weekend. Have a great one, friends!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ― George Bernard Shaw

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KarPaiTwenMo 2: Art Marathon

KarPaiTwenMo 2: 2014 by Karen Gadient, 2014

While the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November much like last year: creating twenty different pieces of artwork.

I call it ‘KarPaiTwenMo‘ (Karen Paints Twenty in a Month). Five per week, gallery print size. This year, I’ve got distractions in November that might overwhelm me somewhat while I try to make art, but I’m certain I can do it.

I may not post five times per week. Still, I’ll share the results here as frequently as possible, and will share all twenty in time.

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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