Category Archives: landscape

USk: Worst Nicolai Sketch Ever

Oh gads what to do when the sketching is not happening? I try to give my babies a fair shake and finish them, but this one I finally gave up on and splashed a little color on and called it … Continue reading

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USk: NW Vaughn St

East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading

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USk: NW Wilson St

In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading

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Posies Again #notinkober

Ink drawing of Linda’s garden with a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges. Then many inks painted… To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pentel Aquash … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Sydney AU

Debi Taylor is taking us on a VIRTUAL walk through Sydney. This is what they call a “bin chicken” but it is really a white Ibis; we did a challenge of about 10 minutes and I did 12 NIC dry … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Street in France

From an image from Evalyn Baker of a street in Languedoc, France! I took great liberties with color! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now; late at night after tough days sketching saves me. … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Cars, Languedoc, France

From an image from Annette Morris old rusting cars, France! Mixing watercolors and soluble inks. 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 … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint-Siffret, France

Sketched from a photo from artist Tom Brudzinski streets of Saint-Siffret, France! No watercolor and inks! 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, … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Pigasse, France

From an image from Annette Morris of a Canal du Midi, Pigasse, France! No watercolor, inks! 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, … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Assignan France

From an image from Google streets of Assignan, France! No watercolor, inks!  I love ink painting… I wish they were lightfast! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint Chinian Windmill France

From an image from Annette Morris of a windmill in Saint Chinian! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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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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