Reflecting on an Anniversary: Watercolor Sketching

Two years ago I started moving
away from large acrylics on canvas (above left)
or small acrylics on my hand-made paper (above right).
I wanted to paint again, in a smaller space,
and so, thought to try watercolors
and shellac and India ink and
other inks and see where it took me.
I admit to taking a few well-chosen classes
(nothing dogmatic but teaching short-cuts)
and most of all, painting almost daily.

A lot can change if you consistently
MAKE MARKS every day!

Below, a sampling of this and that
roughly in order by the month.


As I start a new year, I am working on my own projects, participating in less challenges unless they are in alignment with those projects!  Will still post as I go!


Everything but the kitchen sink was used to make marks.


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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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11 Responses to Reflecting on an Anniversary: Watercolor Sketching

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for showing us the transition Kate – I love your work and I enjoy seeing your posts show up in my inbox.


  2. bikerchick57 says:

    Very nice! Of course, my favorite is the cat on the gym bag 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautiful work and so much fun to see your journey here! Love the cat paintings best! 😀


  4. Sammy D. says:

    Walking with love & admiration through Katie’s gallery of multi-splendor art. 💞


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