Tag Archives: Phoenix

Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom by David Gadient, 2015

This made me smile today, so I hope I can pass that smile along to you!
A sweet floral photo that my husband David took during one of our visits to Desert Botanical Garden. Happy weekend!

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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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Hummingbird

Hummingbird by Karen Gadient, 2016

Hummingbird. Acrylic and digital mixed media.
For a print and other items, please click the image.

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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Cacti-scope

Cacti-scope by Karen Gadient, 2015

“Cacti-scope” Kaleidoscope for #KaleidoSaturday. Created from a photograph taken in Desert Botanical Garden, digitally manipulated and color edited.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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TGIF: Afternoon Garden

Afternoon Garden by Karen Gadient, 2015

My second “FingerPaintingFriday”: watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper. Done entirely with fingers (and a nail or two). The red dots for flowers were done by placing a dot of paint on a fingertip and dabbing―clean and repeat. This one, I let dry and scanned, although the red wasn’t so bright once dry, alas.

The paper size was only 4 x 6 inches. Postcard size. Too tiny for fingerprinted foliage, really… so, it’s messy, but hey―it was fun. 😀

Inspiration was the recent plant sale at Desert Botanical Garden, where David found some nice tall cactus for the porch and a huge jade plant for his office.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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Cholla Sunset

Cholla Sunset by David Gadient, 2014

Catching the sunset at Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix. We’re members and proud to support. Whether you’re local or visiting, the Garden is a wonderful place to explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Photo by my husband David Gadient.

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Chihuly Blue

Chihuly Blue by David Gadient, 2014

Another vivid photograph taken by my husband David Gadient. This is part of the Chihuly exhibition at Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re members and proud to support. Whether you’re local or visiting, the Garden is a wonderful place to explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

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