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VSW: Koh Chang Bay

Our group on FaceBook, Virtual Sketchwalk, visited Thailand this month (and next) and the photos we are working with are stunning thanks to Aniko Szedlak. This is direct watercolor, meaning I went in with no sketching lines.  Also, the entire … Continue reading

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Strange Siamese Habits

Why does she do this? And now, since she started doing it, Izzee is also doing it! Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy pen with De Atrementis Document Urban Grey ink, Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Urban … Continue reading

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Gibbs (Grey Tabby Cat) Modeled, 3

Laughing! Gibbs likes a good joke! To make your Monday more bearable! I cannot lie.  He was yawning and I caught it on the camera. Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,  White Uniball Signo, … Continue reading

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Our Grey Tabby Gibbs Modeled, 2

I think he  looks a bit like a pig in this one…. He is a handsome cat, not a pig! He did not want me to post this one. curled into his favorite chair, the Del Rey Monterey rocker. .Hahnemühle … Continue reading

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Gibbs (Grey Tabby Cat) Modeled, 1

HE DOES LOVE HIS FOOD… Kibble.  He does not get it all the time as he porks up too much on it. When he gets what he wants he always comes to rub against us to tell us how very … Continue reading

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Panthercat: Yamantaka Loves His Daddy!

I see this view nightly, Yamantaka with his head resting on Mitchell’s leg. Usually about the time I try to sketch him, he is on the run.  I swear, he can be asleep and realize I am sketching and walk … Continue reading

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VSW: Washington Irving’s Home NY

Virtual Sketchwalk group on FaceBook went to upstate New York to paint Washington Irving’s home (the author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.) From scribbles to watercolor, the finished product didn’t please me; I like the scribbled version better. I … Continue reading

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VSW: Christmas Tree Montpellier

From the Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook, We walked Montpellier, France, and in one of the malls was this Christmas Tree many stories high. So festive and lively, I tried it two different ways. I don’t know what the gold … Continue reading

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Blue Posies

Spring is coming! And the Full Moon! 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 I … Continue reading

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VSW: Disaster Sketching the Lyndhurst Mansion

I wanted to tackle this image from our Virtual Sketchwalk group on FaceBook. This is a lesson in positive critique… I want to paint the light. I’m a novice. Nothing wrong with being a novice… But dang how to paint … Continue reading

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VSW: Montpellier Carousel

Debi posted this just for me! A carousel in Montpellier, France, from our Virtual Sketchwalk group on FaceBook, All glitter and bright colors and oh wow! Started with a line drawing, fairly fast sketch. Decided to show it with a … Continue reading

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USk: Falling Snow

I gave it a shot, painting the snow falling under the light from the window in our studio. Everything was sooo dark, but the falling snow popped. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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My Old Man’s a Sailor

I sing My Old Man’s a Sailor daily… Written by Oscar brand, and as I loved it I learned about him. It’s my happy song.  I heard Tom Petty sing it in a video on IG (and dang I can’t … Continue reading

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VSW: Rosebowl Parade

THIS SHOWS HOW LONG SINCE I’VE HAD TIME TO POST! Okay, too, after working (our biz) I’ve had a cold and was too tuckered out. During the Rose Bowl Parade this one float caught my eye. The bear did nothing … Continue reading

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VSW: French Country House

. Playing on our FaceBook group Virtual Sketchwalk, I loved this image — woudl want to live here in teh South of France! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory … Continue reading

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Kill Winter With Orange!

“Kill Winter With Orange is an winter tradition that’s been happening for many years! I love it because I love ORANGE! I penned the inks below with a dip pen: Birmingham inks are not usually feathering inks but WOW Relative … Continue reading

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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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