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I am playing with ll my grey inks this month… Some inks call themselves grey and are not (see above). Greys seem to lean purple or blue or red… Graphite and Grey Lux are lovely inks, though the strong smell … Continue reading
I test journals primarily for two reasons: 1) To see what a new ink or watercolor does, or how a mix will look in a journal with which I am familiar; 2) To test a new brand of journal’s paper … Continue reading
Flowering Quince, which I discovered when I moved to the Pacific Northwest, now a favorite flower / bush. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading
I am starting one of my handmade sketchbooks and thought to share my process of making these with you. I don’t make journals often… I’ve wanted to, but frankly when I go to choose between making art and making books … Continue reading
Why is it harder to sketch when the subject is “important”? We were married 20 years ago in a sweet colorful ceremony. When I wanted to draw our ceremony I am afraid my poor people drawing skills kicked in and … Continue reading
The colors and textures of the buildings drew me to the image. Middle of the night from images of Porto, from Virtual Sketchwalk on FB. Omigoddess I have never overworked any image like I did this one… I just kept … Continue reading
The deep blue of the water drew me to the image in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. Fast sketch in the middle of the night from images from Virtual Ribble on FB. Hahnemühle 100# Cotton Watercolour … Continue reading
This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching…. sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night! Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor. 24th Avenue is … Continue reading
Maybe I’ll lose some followers… Maybe I’ll gain some followers… but I support a woman’s right to choose. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading
It is no surprise Robert Oster inks my favorite inks. Dragon’s Night is such a gorgeous sketching BLURPLE ink it has a permanent home now in my purple leopard Pilot Metropolitan. I art journal many nights with this one, a … Continue reading
I have a beautiful soft green Roseville bowl of my grandmother’s that is filled with shells. Some are found, years of beachcombing as a kid, but some are from a trip my mom and I took to the Monterey Bay … Continue reading
I have a recipe watercolor journal I work in but sometimes I don’t take the time as that one is a bit special. Ginger People’s Spicy Ginger Teriyaki Sauce is a great shortcut for a different taste, and works best … Continue reading
Inspired from an old postcard from the fifties, and I wanted to do it because my mom and dad honeymooned in their second marriage (a looong story, not interesting except to family) but in a nutshell married, three boys, … Continue reading
DANG DANG DANG! I forgot to take a picture of the bare line drawing…. And it was such a nice drawing of this lovely Art Deco building in Perth AU! Guildford Town Hall, part of our Virtual Sketchwalk in our … Continue reading