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My grandma could do not wrong… I called her Mimi but have no idea where that came from. When I took my first Communion they drove down from Grass Valley: her coming to visit was the best thing about Communion. … Continue reading
We started feeding the crows during covid because the people in the neighborhood that shared their lunch scraps with them were not here… Then the jays and junkos and finches and even the occasional seagull showed up. How can we … Continue reading
Like many artists, I sketched what I was seeing… Except when I was so transfixed, as in Lady Gaga’s Performance, and the oh-so amazing Amanda Gorman, I could not sketch. I watched and listened intently, joyous after so much stress. … Continue reading
Still processing. Watching news, sleeping, reading, horrified. This week diversion is the Closer. 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. … Continue reading
2021 1 6 I don’t have anything to say right now about this. Sketching and watching. Jan 12 2021 finished by labeling and writing on the sketches. And let me say I am not tagging this post. That alone should … Continue reading
I find commission work, or painting on demand, very different than painting for myself. I spend most of my time creating for myself, exploring something that I find interesting, a medium or color or an idea. Commission work is usually … Continue reading
I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading
In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … Continue reading
In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading
This journal started in Diwali, and continued to just after the New Year. I anticipated that it would be about light and ritual and women… There was instead a good deal of unanticipated loss. I withheld many pages from this … Continue reading
I’m a lucky woman. I am paid to work in brilliant color on pieces of California history. I love the smell of oil paint when I open the studio door. Catching the wavy base and angles in this drawing — … Continue reading
I am also a conservator, and we have the charge to recreate the first flag of the State of Washington. I will be creating the painted medallion on the flag, and doing the hand stitching (endless), and Mitchell is recreating … Continue reading
This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. The idea of being part of hundreds of artists and writers creating books on the topic of Fear or Hope at this time in our country’s history was a … Continue reading
Peter (Pehr) John Lindberg house, located in the small coastal town of Port Orford, was built over a four-year period from 1892 to 1896. The home was designed and constructed in the Queen Anne style by Mr. Lindberg, who was … Continue reading
Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall’s original grand staircase has fallen into disrepair, below, and Restore Oregon is assisting with the restoration efforts of this once beautiful and important grand staircase. It was used in many ways for formal and informal … Continue reading
One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading
The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones. A video … Continue reading
I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading