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Category Archives: pastel
Preserving Our Small Art Stores
I support our local small art stores 99% of the time; This week reminded me of WHY I shop small business, and why YOU SHOULD TOO. I have used Golden Gesso many times in my life, but never paid attention … Continue reading
Posted in acrylic, creativity, oil paint, painting, pastel, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged #artjournal, #artjournaling, #Hahnemühle, #middleofthenight, #nostalgiejournal, #PlatinumCarbonPen, #WorldWatercolorMonth, Daniel Smith watercolors, Nostalgie Sketch Book Journal, Platinum Carbon pen, watercolor 8 Comments
Giveaway: Hahnemühle YouTangle for Inktober!
I have one regret… I didn’t find Hahnemühle’s YouTangle.art tins before last year’s Inktober! (see bottom for video!) I know why… I’m not a zen-tangling person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for … Continue reading
Posted in cards, creativity, drawing, ink painting, pastel, pen & ink, pencil, review, writing Tagged #giveaway, #Hahnemühle, #HahnemühleYouTangleartcards, #inkpainting, #inktober, #inktober2017, #inktober2018, #middleofthenight, #penandink, #pittpens, #platinumbrushpen, #tombowpens, #youtangleart, #zentangling, Platinum Carbon pen, watercolor 73 Comments
YouTangle: Notes for Mitchell
My favorite thing to do with the Hahnemuhle’s YouTangleart Tiles it to make notes to leave for Mitchell to find: in his calendar, on his computer, on his toothbrush! They are not built for watercolor, but if I clip the … Continue reading
YouTangle, Inktober Review!
I have one regret… I didn’t find these before Inktober! I know why… I’m not an official zen-tangle person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for that! These are perfect for Inktober — … Continue reading
Posted in cards, creativity, drawing, ink painting, pastel, pen & ink, pencil, review, writing Tagged #Hahnemühle, #inktober, #inktober2017, #middleofthenight, #pittpens, #platinumbrushpen, #tombowpens, #youtangleart, Platinum Carbon pen, watercolor 8 Comments
Gratitude Journal: Back to Studio Work!
It is good to be back in my finish studio working on paying conservation projects. I have a NPS project due this month. Historic Mason Monterey paper and iron “chandeliers” for the Chateau need to be reproduced. The original historic … Continue reading
Posted in art journal, furniture, handmade paper, making a living, paper, pastel, process, shellac, sketchbook, urban sketchers, watercolor Tagged De Atramentis Document ink, Diamine Ancient Copper Ink, hemp, Holbein, kochi mashi paper, Kozo, lampshades, Lamy Safari pen, Mason Monterey, Moleskin Watercolor journal, MPF Conservation, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Sheaffer calligraphy pen, Urban Sketchers Portland 28 Comments
I still am not fond of pastels, but managed to create a piece I like enough to sell or frame from a photo I took of the old building wall across the street from Shoji, our favorite sushi bar, in … Continue reading
Posted in art, drawing, pastel, process Tagged pastels, pushing boundaries 2 Comments
P is for Pastels: A-to-Z-Challenge
I’ve never liked pastels, and for some reason, when people used to give me art supplies, they always gave me pastels. Because I was a glitzy Southern Californian beach gurl, they gave me shimmery pastels! I find them clumsy, thick, … Continue reading
Posted in pastel, process, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged iridescent, play, Sennelier 9 Comments
E is for Environmentally Friendly: A-to-Z Challenge
I’m talking toxicity versus environmentally friendly and how to read labels. Above are three labels: Golden’s “AP Nontoxic”, Gamblin’s information label stated clearly, and an older tube of Cotman Cadmiun Red that shows a Health Label requiring no labeling (again, … Continue reading
Roe V Wade
Maybe I’ll lose some followers… Maybe I’ll gain some followers… but I support a woman’s right to choose. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading →