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Kakimori: Golf Palms at Night

Getting the hang of the Kakimori nib! ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why … Continue reading

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Posies: Cherry Blossoms

“I cannot go out tonight. Tonight everything scares me. Blossoming insanely are cherry treees and I don’t know how to blossom like that.” ~ Imants Ziedonis, Latvian Poet. Watercolor of cherry blossoms in a Handbook Journal. To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW: IM Pei, Louvre, France

This was sketched quickly in waterproof inks. A lot of controversy surrounded the Pyramid in front of the Louvre, by I.M.Pei. I have some of those trepidations myself, but it has grown on me. It was created to allow for … Continue reading

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Kakimori: OM

I continue to play with my Kakimori nibbed pens. I now have both the brass and the steel nibs. I love being able to change ink colors quickly by dipping, yet they hold more ink than a dip pen. My … Continue reading

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VSW: Oysterbeds, France

I rarely do a piece more than once… But I so loved this image and my first try I did not get the depth of color in my washes. I am here to say, once that happens start over, do … Continue reading

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VSW: Corbusier in Ronchamp, France

Had to do one Corbusier, and what a history this architect has with me. This is the Catholic Chapel in Ronchamp, France. Drawing this brought up so many negative memories… maybe I can begin to clear them out by getting … Continue reading

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VSW: Berlin, 6, Eli

Berlin is our city this month, with contributions from two photographers, Rich Matheson and Eli Weisz. Eli is sketched below! . Berlin walk to date: ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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VSW: Berlin Wall, 5, Crayons

Berlin is our city this month, with contributions from two photographers, Rich Matheson and Eli Weisz. (Note: For regular followers, I have been busy working on our business website and then got the flu… Dastardly flu bug but I did … Continue reading

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Chinese Lion Guard

We get such interesting projects in the studio. These pocket-sized Chinese Lion Guards were beautiful after being cleaned and oiled. I drew her in De Atramentis Document Brown ink. After grisaille work in Lexington Grey ink, I began layering Robert … Continue reading

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Sharada Navratri Goddess, 2

Sharada Navratri, nine nights (ten days) which celebrates the many faces of the goddess, is a post monsoon season autumn Hindu festival which often falls in the Western calendar months of September-October.  MahaDurgha is honored in the Durgha puja, and … Continue reading

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Street Scene

I wish I knew where I obtained this image… I know it is a friend’s but I just don’t know whose! Bad on me for not labeling! Direct watercolor, done quickly. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, … Continue reading

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Tools: New Watercolor Palette Arrangements

I’ve been a little depressed lately. Okay, a LOT depressed, some for “good” reasons (family issues) but some because I-don’t-know. I cleaned my palettes, and finally added a couple of new colors.  Left, in my primary palette, and I added … Continue reading

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Sharada Navratri, 1

Sharada Navratri, nine nights (ten days) which celebrates the many faces of the goddess, is a post monsoon season autumn Hindu festival which often falls in the Western calendar months of September-October.  I take liberties to honor the Goddess in … Continue reading

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Tools: Drywall Repair Tape

I was buying product for the business and found this Drywall Repair Tape. (Image from their company, above; hopefully they will be okay with me using it.) I had a thought that it might be a fun tool to lay … Continue reading

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Ranunculus

Okay, the first hurdle was spelling it correctly — I am dyslexic and oh-boy this one kept wanting to be turned around! A mix of inks for shadows, and watercolor… and I also removed watercolor from it. I think because … Continue reading

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Got the Blues

Sketching to get out of my depression… I really have the blues!  It doesn’t have to be good, just keep the pen moving…. When I’m depressed I struggle with all my images. Cats never seem to get depressed! ☾ To … Continue reading

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VSW: Rumpler Tropfenwagon, 4

Berlin is our city this month, with contributions from two photographers, Rich Matheson and Eli Weisz. The Rumpler Tropfenwagon is in the Duetsche Technikmuseum. It was built between 1921-1925, but only 100 were made. The Rumpler Tropfenwagon is SO OFF … Continue reading

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VSW: Berlin, 4, Tiergarten Again

Berlin is our city this month, with contributions from two photographers, Rich Matheson and Eli Weisz. I gave the Tiergarten another try, on watercolor paper and taking the whole sketch much more seriously.   I got this far and Mitchell begged … Continue reading

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