Doodle of the Day 8-20-18

Fire colors are one of my favorite color combinations! 4 x 6, watercolors on watercolor paper.

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My Esty shop: KarenLeslieArt

My twitter: @KarenLeslieArt 

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New Art 8-15-18

My newest painting is this cool abstract piece! One end has three gradient shades of purple, that blend the lightest colors in the middle to become a gradient of blue. The background is a soft grey that sets off the brighter colors. This one was very fun to paint! Each individual stroke is completely unique, depending on how much paint was loaded and how much pressure was used.

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This painting is 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 41 cm), painted with acrylic paints on gallery wrapped canvas, and sealed with protective varnish. Now available in my Etsy shop!

blue_purple_stencilroll_corner

blue_purple_stencilroll_wall

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My Esty shop: KarenLeslieArt

My twitter: @KarenLeslieArt 

New Art 8-11-18

This painting had an unusual inspiration; it was inspired by the heartbeat readout on an EKG! I chose an ombre palette of reds and pinks, starting with a deep maroon at one end and ending with off-white at the other. Each stripe of color has triangles in random patterns at the top, in a colorful interpretation of a heartbeat. I love the energy that the colors and jagged pattern gives to this piece!

heartbeat_main

This painting is 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 41 cm), painted with acrylic paints on gallery wrapped canvas, and sealed with protective varnish. Now available in my Etsy shop!

heartbeat_corner

heartbeat_wall copy

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My Esty shop: KarenLeslieArt

My twitter: @KarenLeslieArt 

New Art! 8-9-18

Another painting is done! 🙂 For this one, I chose a fun smudging technique, and made a really abstract piece. One side has cool colors – blues, greens, and purples – and the other has warm yellows, oranges, and pinks, that blend together in the center. With the warm side up, it almost looks like a sunset over the ocean!

blue_orange_smudge_main

This painting is 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 41 cm), painted with acrylic paints on gallery wrapped canvas, and sealed with protective varnish. Now available in my Etsy shop!

blue_orange_smudge_corner

blue_orange_smudge_wall

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My Esty shop: KarenLeslieArt

My twitter: @KarenLeslieArt 

Doodle of the Day : Common Merganser

I was inspired by the story of an adorable mother duck who adopted dozens of baby ducklings, so I decided to draw her! This is a Common Merganser, a duck species that lives over a large area in North America. Unfortunately I’m out of their range, so I’ve never seen one in person…but they’re now one of my favorite waterfowl species! 🙂

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Done with colored pencil (and touches of white acrylic) on copy paper. Read about the story here: Duck “Supermom!”

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My Esty shop: KarenLeslieArt

My twitter: @KarenLeslieArt