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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

Thankful for Cooling Rains and more

Tibetan Windhorse Flags from my donations to Save Tibet organized my gratitude entries this week… nice to be back in my hand-sized journal…. Cooling Rains. I’ve always been a fan of rain, and the heat wave breaking with cool rains … Continue reading

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Ganesha New Moon Eclipse

Ganesha is calling again. ☾ Pentalic Nature Sketch Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Sennelier, Holbein, and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors    ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 5, Casa Batllo

Finishing off the two-page layout for our Gaudi walk, I tackled the fireplace I desire! I keep seeing this sweet heart-shaped chair breaking into song and dance in Angela Lansbury’s voice!. The final layouts finished by the collage of four … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 4, Palace Guell

For the Foyer, I squinted to imagine what might be seen in a small sketch. I went in with grisaille in Lexington Grey to suggest the tones; later I painted the color of the marble with Super5 Frankfurt warm grey … Continue reading

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The Grace of Ritual

My gratitude was easier even though it was a tough week. Politics is effecting me, making me so sad. While we try to live in the present, we also look to the future, as Chagdud Rinpoche once said, “with a … Continue reading

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In place of Tools: Black and White

No post on tools today, but two cool interviews to share: Robert Gamblin and others from Gamblin paints interviewed by Savvy Painter And a very interesting read (or I thought so) by Robert Gamblin on Getting the Right White. And … Continue reading

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Sketches toward the commission

I work a couple of sketches similar to the commissioned pieces. trying strokes for leaves, sky variations, whatever I need to play with! The two small studies of bungalows in NW Portland (below) turned out okay for test subjects!! They … Continue reading

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