Category Archives: acrylic

Tools: Daniel Smith Watercolors

What do you do when you have the flu? Sick, fuzzy-brained, I was seduced by the new line of Daniel Smith watercolors! I say seduced because I did not do what I should have, which is check the the Munsell … Continue reading

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Abstract Word Four

More words…. Fluid Cold Press papers, shellac, Lamy Al-Star with Diamine ink (blue), Golden acrylics.         ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart. ☾ As my Patreon supporter, you will have access to some … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Journals

NOTE: This is about my preferences and why. Other artists will have other preferences, so reading what they like and what they say about this or that journal is good. The only negatives I will write are very bad experiences…. … Continue reading

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Tools: Sketching Bag, the Saga Continues

Some of you know that I wanted to rid myself of the color of my Harbor Freight beige sketch bag, as I am not a beige-kinda-gurl, and had one failed experiment with De Atramentis Document Turquoise ink. The ink never-ever … Continue reading

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Mimi, from “My Family” Series

I’ve spoken about the series on My Family I created for a year-long study group with Brugh Joy.  One of my favorite paintings from the series is of my grandmother, Lyle Genevieve Smith.  I was the last grandchild, and so … Continue reading

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God/dess Series: The “Thinker” and “Sitting Woman” of Hamangia

Most of my research for these two figures originally came through Marija Gimbutas (link to wiki.)  I was introduced to her through the University of California, Los Angeles. She wrote two wonderful books I’ve used as references when painting my goddesses and gods, … Continue reading

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Process: Painting With Artist’s Prompts

Today I played with artists from Community Thrive, painting their way.  I didn’t like all that I did, but will show you the “failures” too.  The thing about classes is two-fold, assuming you are pretty good at making art: I … Continue reading

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