Category Archives: landscape

VSW: San Francisco, 1

It has been awhile since I sketched regularly… Taking a class and sketching thumbnails just isn’t the same! I have a couple days off here and NO family obligations and so, sketching and noshing with my sweetie… Wishing everyone a … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 12, Van Gogh Museum

I love this small museum.  Shows how modern buildings made of glass and stone can be sensitive and beautiful and welcoming.  I’d love to visit.  From a Google image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 11, Canals

I loved the image Brian posted for this sketch.. A lot can be done with minimal moves when you have little time, and this month showed that! Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 10, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? FPR Jaipur with Blackstone Brown Boronia ink. Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 8, Damrak Passage

Just for Inktober, started with a brown waterproof ink…. I think if I were a little kid I might be a little scared of this guy! And yes, it made me think of the famous scene with Audrey Hepburn and … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 9, Canals

Finished watercolor sketch, but this was done for a friend who is looking at how to treat windows… I apologize for the bad images – damn pencil is hard to photograph.) I tried to draw what goes on in my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 7, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? I lied! I have some new brushes I am playing with and they called to me in the middle of the night.  The Zen pointed oval … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 6, Windmills

I drew an inky version of Molen De Paauw and decided to do just that! Inky, ‘cuz I know I won’t have much time during Inktober! Thanks to Wikipedia for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 5 Not Another Windmill!

Sketchbooks are about experimenting. It is nice when it all works, but what about when it doesn’t? I hadn’t much time and decided to try Anya‘s hydrangeas in ink painting for a quick sketch and wow did not turn out… … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 4

Can’t get enough of these windmills…. And ink painting!  Really having fun with it! 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. … Continue reading

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Shift In Goals: A Post from My Patreon Page

Goals are shifting for me, and instead of rewriting what I posted succinctly to my Patreons, I am sharing it with you, my blog followers.  I am a Patreon to several artists, and have my own Patreons, a modern way … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 3

Showing process again for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. If you look at the details you will see a crude sketch, above…. I started again with a horizon line… then before I got too far in my sketch I pulled … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 1

This is a short how-to on a fast sketching technique with soluble inks… Done in haste this morning for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. Finding a way into a complicated sketch is easier than we make it out to be, … Continue reading

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VSW: Sky View

A fantasy overview of conifers next to water… A quick and easy doodle of the trees, a jumble of different colored ink lines. Pentel Aquash waterbrush touching the lines lightly and not overdoing it, letting some white breathe through the … Continue reading

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USK: My Birthday Pen Changed…

I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading

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USK: The Old Police Stable

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

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Da Vinci Paint Launches the Monterey Trio!

I am so happy to be chosen to be a Da Vinci Watercolors Trio Artist! Quinacridone Gold,  Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green create Katie’s Monterey Trio. Da Vinci Paint packages their NEW 8ml Vegan tubes to highlight great watercolors in … 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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