Color is Not Enough

Sometimes I start with color…
I think color will be enough, because I am mad for color…

But color is never enough.
There is the line, and it has a lot to say.

Because you can’t read my handwriting:
Playing with color is intuitional.
You have to let go and trust your instincts.
When you are learning there is that time when you are doing this or that
because a techniques been taught, but then at some point,
there is the medium, the materials, and you playing
following the color the line….
And you set the editor / student / critic aside
and let go into that moment.
You don’t know what will happen.
It is scary, exciting, thrilling, fun, and time is no where.

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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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27 Responses to Color is Not Enough

  1. This is art and yet its an expression of emotion right?

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    • Absolutely. In fact, I am a tonglen practitioner, and when I have to send out an antidote for a horrer I cannot fathom, I often simply see the image of a sunflower. Strong, joyous, survivor. An aw, thank for the repost I just noticed!

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  3. dweezer19 says:

    While my watercolor is not nearly as fluid or sophisticated as yours, Kate, I also work in layers. I usually start with a pencil drawing then add water color, etc. I will either redefine or enhance the original lines after that. Your work always amazes me.

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  4. gillena says:

    What fun, luv thes sunflowers. Happy PPF Kate

    much love…

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  5. I do the exact same thing almost every time. I think to myself, I’m going to just use watercolors, but every time I end up adding detail with a fine-liner. I can’t help myself! Happy PPF!

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  6. Looking forward to following you on Facebook.

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  7. thejaemac says:

    you’re so right, sometimes that line is so important. Lovely floral, so sunshiny. Visitng from PPF

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  8. Fran Gracieotripp says:

    Love your brilliant colors and drawings, Kate.

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  9. bitofahippie says:

    Lovely and so colourful…xx

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  10. I love your talent. You always show so much emotion in each piece.

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  11. bikerchick57 says:

    Beautiful, Katie. I love color too…the brighter, the better!

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  12. mjmarmo says:

    Oh my – these are just gorgeous! I love your style!

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  13. lee says:

    I to am all about the color, loving yours

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