Rich German on his Board

1001Took on foreshortening and portrait (EEEK!)
and lions and tigers
and bears, oh my!
I’m pretty happy
with the turnout!
The suggestion of
Marley’s and Hendrix’s portraits was done
with masking fluid over yellow, then splashy splashy!  I’m pretty
happy with them —
they were the “scary”
part — how much
detail to show?
Image of Rich German right;  I don’t know who exactly took the image.

I am taking an online class called Delicious Paint by my favorite Aussie,
Tracey Fletcher  King.  What I am learning about deepening brilliant glowing colors helped me with deep and brilliant blues and yellows and reds….

I used Daniel Smith Masking Fluid, White Pitt pen, salt, and any other trick to create the illusion of water — but mostly wet and puddling!
Primatek Lapis under-painting helped with moody water.
Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Platinum Preppie pen with De Atramentis Document Red and Noodler’s Scabiosa ink,
and Daniel Smith, Holbein, and QoR watercolors.

I can’t thank Rich enough for allowing me to use his images.
You can, by visiting his page and joining his cause.
(BTW, follow him on FB and see great videos!)
Rich also sells his photographs and paintings,
with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the ocean.


 ©D. Katie Powell, except for photographs ©Rich German.
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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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14 Responses to Rich German on his Board

  1. gillena says:

    very nicely done; Happy PPF

    much love…


  2. Laila says:

    I saw this painting on FB and I’m so impressed with your work. To make the portraits must have been a challenge, but you did so well.


  3. Linda K says:

    fantastic illustration Kate-you’ve captured that photo perfectly!


  4. Cindy Dauer says:

    Beautiful likeness and very cool image. Those two portraits, wow!


  5. Kate this is fabulous! You really captured so much detail. Well done.


  6. happytiler says:

    Stunning and I love the colour….wow impressive work! Tracey is an amazing teacher!
    Incredible how the Marley turned out!!

    Hugs Giggles


  7. omg your painting is incredible! Truly amazing! I love the colours and perspective. Love Bob Marley! Happy PPF! Have a beautiful week!


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