Note: I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it’s published in full. These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story.
Oh gads, not quite right.
I look a bit like an oriental version of me.
And maybe looking sad?
Nose should turn up more,
and eyes a bit rounder.
This is why it is called a sketchbook!
From a photo Mitchell took of me working
on the restoration of a stripped
A-frame Mason Monterey Chair.
And of course, I took liberties with the colors.
I wish my favorite plaid painting jacket was red!
Much more like him!
We do have such fun working together!
Again, took liberties as he didn’t
toss his mallet,
but it made for a better sketch.
Placed Mitchell in the finish room
with the corner column painted
bright orange (which it is)
and then made his shirt purple
(which he wears.)
I also changed the Mason Monterey chair
to one that became this lovely green shade,
and so I also took liberties with it.
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal with Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Sheaffer calligraphy pen, and Platinum Carbon pen, many inks,
the most obvious being De Atramentis Document, Super5 or Noodler’s inks,
Greenleaf & Blueberry, Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors.
Copyright 2015 D. Katie Powell, however, my images/blog posts
may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.
I love that you and Mitch have such playful adoration for each other. Perhaps you want to re-do your nose, but I see complete likeness in your beautiful hands and fingers. I love this series. Joyful holidays to you both, dear Katie 💖💖
❤ Was just thinking about you and yours. Recently I was talking with an art friend about virtual friends, and she reminded me she married one 12 years ago. They met through a mutual interest, were not really looking. And I have friends online I think about as if we were neighbors. You are one. Dan too. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday and continued rehab! ❤
How perfectly charming! lol Your pictures made me smile. I love them both–but that second painting is especially hilarious.
Thanks Beth! My husband is a card anyway — loves to ham it up and we work together.
I love your art and your energy. You create from your heart it is easy to see. Happy Christmas to you.
Merry Christmas to you too Nicole! May next year be filled with even more mark-making!