Category Archives: painting

Ganesha New Moon Eclipse

Ganesha is calling again. ☾ Pentalic Nature Sketch Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Sennelier, Holbein, and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors    ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog … Continue reading

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Walnut Park, Portland, Oregon Commission

A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading

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Tools, 8, Testing Nemosine Inks

Inks on sale at Goulet prompted a few new colors to miraculously land on my desk.  I’d sampled Nemosine Aeolis Palus Red + Solar Storm (orange).   Right, I played with the orange in both the Pilot medium nib Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 7, Palms

A tropical island, one place I go that is my happy place… Not too hot, Pacific Ocean, breezes. Brunaille and grisaille underpainting.  Sent! Laguna Beach iconic view — from one of many photos I’ve taken over the years. Brunaille and … Continue reading

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New Art Journal

I’ve been so busy getting my new website live and cleaning my studio and sorting art *and then that pesky thing, making a living at our business* on top of managin to keep up with World Watercolor Month, that I … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 6

I had no idea when I began playing with the Hahnemühle Post Cards that I would love them  so much!  Trading postcards, sending an actual watercolor, and now, gifting them to Patreons! Now I am comfortable with the ribbed rough paper, … Continue reading

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HBG: Dr. Prull

Lest you think that the saga of the quarantine will be forever, I think this is my last post on the quarantine days. *they are now with us, you know* But really, it is a testimony to the power of … Continue reading

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