Category Archives: landscape

Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 2

Same process as the sketch yesterday. When I realized Evalyn Baker had taken photos of the alleyway from both sides, I had to finish the other side too! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 1

It usually starts with a sketch. Then shadows. I wanted to capture the dark that the leafy canopy created. I used DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey ink for the grisaille work so it would not move when I added watercolor. I … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Azile France

Loving the virtual sketch-walk of Languedoc, with this image from Annette Morris… Late at night, I should have gotten a thinner pen, as this one is a bit thick for the level of detail I inked under the watercolor. It … Continue reading

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Rona2: Can’t Go Home Again

Home home home… The idea of home is so far away from today’s reality… Family figures who were wayshowers became betrayers, My hometown has become a rich man’s enclave, far away from the hippy beach community that was heaven… and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Canal, France

Annette Morris is leading our FB Virtual Sketchwalk group this month… This fiery image was a sunset and I wanted to play with inks over watercolor. Washes underneath were created quickly. Jinhao 750 with Robert Oster Glistening Orange Rumble ink … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Pink Buildings France

Annette Morris is leading our FB Virtual Sketchwalk group this month… I am ready for diversion!  Above, Carcassone Cite France. Having these images to sketch in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep is heaven. (The above quick … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Poppy Fields France

Virtual sketching in France this month, courtesy Annette Morris! Two images of poppy fields pulled me and I thought to combine them, One detailed and one a distant landscape. I masked some areas with Fineline Masking Fluid, and used Super5 … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Kenya

Virtual sketching has been a nice escape: water on the lake, sailing away! 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

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Rona on Grey, VSW African Flamingos

Virtual sketching has been a nice escape: my choices take me to palm trees or water… or African Flamingos! The forget-me-nots send a message… even though I have Mitchell with me, we still feel more disconnected… Our friends don’t drop … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Kenya Beach

A virtual walk on the shores of Africa… Drawn to interpreting the lines… And then had to add color! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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VSW: Last of Bellingham

Bellingham city sketched with a Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy Navy Blue Angle 40 Degrees pen with Robert Oster Muddy Water ink. I can’t believe I like the 55-degree fude better! I had a hard time feeling the edges of … Continue reading

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VSW: Whatcom Falls

View of the Whatcom Falls, near Bellingham, WA; from an image on Wikipedia.  Sketched with a Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy Bamboo Angle 55 Degrees pen with Robert Oster Muddy Swamp ink.  The fude nibs have given me nothing but … Continue reading

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VSW: Bellingham, Larrabee State Park

View of the Larrabee State Park, near Bellingham, WA, from a photo by “Complicated” on Flickr.  Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a Conklin Duragraph w/ 1.1 Stub with Super5 Australia ink. This one started … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 4 Giza Sphinx

View of the Sphinx, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Aussie Brown ink. If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 3 River

View of the river banks near the Valley of the Kings, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the images are posted in this closed facebook group — come join us! To hear … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 2 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun

View of the Mosque of Ahmad ibn TulunM from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Mostly inks, Taccia Kuro and Birmingham Horus Wagner Infield Brown. The inks moved into each other and did all kind of strange separations in the shadow. … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 1 Cairo

View of the city of Cairo, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  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 … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 6

View of SF showing Coit Tower, Washington square, and the Bay Bridge in the distance.  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 … Continue reading

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