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Killing Winter With Orange, Pens

Showing my orange pens some love — especially as I added a new pen to the lineup, a bright orange Nemosine — so cheery to use when it is grey skies for a month. Beat the doldrums! Kill winter with … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

I wanted to be writing a different kind of blog about my artwork “Morning Coffee” today. I sketch about our lives, and especially times with Mitchell and the cats, the best times of the day, cooking, laughing, color, sharing. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … Continue reading

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Summer Berries, Two

This year the berries are big and still plentiful in August because of the mild summer we are having…. Heaven for us humans too, as August is usually a scorcher. Peeps who like the BIG perfect strawberries from California are … Continue reading

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Summer Berries

Every year I do a couple berry images… They are so so beautiful and tasty in the bowls! This year the berries are big and still plentiful in August because of the mild summer we are having…. Heaven for us … Continue reading

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King Vomit

He’s my hero. Need I say more? To hear about classes, follow me on 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 journal! … Continue reading

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Inktober, 2 Tracey’s Walk

Tracey Fletcher King shows this lovely walk frequently in images. I love it and wanted to have it on my wall… Now the postcard is winging its way to her instead! Started as a thang for Inktober, but added watercolors, … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Hahnemühle YouTangle for Inktober!

I have one regret… I didn’t find Hahnemühle’s YouTangle.art tins before last year’s Inktober! (see bottom for video!) I know why… I’m not a zen-tangling person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for … Continue reading

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WWM: Giveaway! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards

Giving away to two lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards! In honor of the paper I use most often for the World Watercolor Month challenge, I’m offering TWO prizes of postcard tins! (Sorry, USA + … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 4 Pink Posies and Hyacinth

Happy 4th for those who celebrate! I’ll post my 4th drawings tomorrow… Experiments with new inks, and new pens, TWSBI and Jinhao with Goulet nibs. *okay i cheated no watercolors but all with brush as if!* This Monteverde Chariote needs … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 2 Happy Garden Buddha

This is a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Post Card . Making a memory for Mitchell. The different shades of him come from different lighting. The truth is in between! He’s long disintegrated, I have only his head now. He lived on … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 1 Mom’s Stuff, Leaf Goddess

Doing ritual here… memories of my mom’s house. This leaf and straw goddess was a gift from me when she moved to Ashland Oregon It has survived all her moves and now lives in my finish room. Objects hold a … Continue reading

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Pink Posies on both Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving the options of the two types of Hahnemühle Post Cards! Cold pressed on the left, above, and rough on the right. I found a way in to painting without line-work through a fellow painter, Tom Brudzinski… His is more … Continue reading

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Tools: New Cold Press Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving Hahnemühle Post Cards as I do, I am thrilled to have the cold pressed option! Fabulous!  Perfect!  I am in love!! When I started with the first batch of post cards, highly textural, I loved the size/shape but struggled … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, Posies

It is such fun to try handmade paints from JazperStardust and PfeifferArt. I played with them in posies on Hahnemühle post cards… I use masking for ease, and to get the white dots at the end… Jazper’s Lapis up against … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 16, Jazper Stardust Hearts

It is such fun to try handmade paints… I ordered just a couple of colors from JazperStar and PfeifferArt. I played with two colors on Hahnemühle post cards… Jazper’s Cortillion is the star, oozing with color! (BTW, if he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 14, By the Sea

More postcards…. I want to find more shells to paint… The sand-dollars are from my brother Patrick when he was living on Pismo Beach. Except this one… from another state altogether! Sending this one off to my mom… She saved … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 13, Palms

These are my happy place doodles… Not quite California but reminiscent of a less crowded California! I had no idea when I began playing with the Hahnemühle Post Cards that I would love them so much! I wanted to mitigate the … Continue reading

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