Purple Gurl


The holidays brought new inks (not that I need an excuse.)
A couple were gifts to me, and a couple were gifts to Mitchell
(he goes for shimmers and glitters, and I should have predicted this,
because he is also a tassel man!)

Of the lovely new colors below (and I have another couple pages coming)
I want to talk about the purple smack dab center!

I didn’t know I was a purple lover, but if you saw the inks I buy most (other than my workhorse waterproofs) they are mostly grey, green, and purple!
And I thought I’d found the absolutely only purple a gurl could ever want by Robert Oster,
Bishop to King, then at Christmas bought a second by him, Cosmic Swirl.

Omigoddess, I’ve become a purple gurl!


Obviously, they are both gorgeous.
Bishop to King (right above) has a much more blue-purple presence; when hit with water separates into beautiful blues and even turquoise.
Cosmic Swirl is an lovely sheening ink that is just a drench of pure purple.
Heaven in a box… seriously, these two colors are the colors of the heavens!

Below, on the occasion of the first full “Wolf” moon of the decade,
I painted a lovely full moon in Cosmic Swirl, and
said I imagined a world without the crap that is going on now.
We can do so much better.

Above, Full Wolf Moon (left) in Cosmic Swirl; Buddha in Bishop to King, right.

BTW, I realized I was becoming a purple gurl because even in Robert Oster,
I have several other smokey moody purples, below.

Do you know the difference
between purple and violet?

I always think of violet as being on the blue end of purple…
Purple being that balanced mix of red and blue, a purr-fect secondary color.

To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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
This entry was posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

I love hearing from visitors!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.