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While I have been participating in Direct Watercolor, secretly… I have been drawing sunflowers… I have been inking sunflowers… This one and more… I love them, my very favorite flower! Of course, they are not just inked, but watercolors in … Continue reading
We weren’t at work long when we heard and felt a boom or crack, that is as close to the experience I imagine a bomb going off feels like. It nearly knocked me off my feet. The cats shot out … Continue reading
I’ve not given gouache a real chance to woo me, so I decided to play with some very old gouache before I purchased better quality tubes. When I moved into watercolors, I enjoyed them for their transparent washes, so gouache, … Continue reading
I’ve kept a journal with sketches since college… I started using lined journals I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, above, for architectural notes, and every page has drawings made during lectures or tours or just thought about what I … Continue reading
I’ve drawn Green Tara many times. She is based on our Ganges River clay version of Green Tara. A challenge for me, she is very colorful and detailed, AND, I am still pushing for a loose wash effect. I can … Continue reading
I am playing with ll my grey inks this month… Some inks call themselves grey and are not (see above). Greys seem to lean purple or blue or red… Graphite and Grey Lux are lovely inks, though the strong smell … Continue reading
I am starting one of my handmade sketchbooks and thought to share my process of making these with you. I don’t make journals often… I’ve wanted to, but frankly when I go to choose between making art and making books … Continue reading
This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching…. sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night! Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor. 24th Avenue is … Continue reading
Inspired from an old postcard from the fifties, and I wanted to do it because my mom and dad honeymooned in their second marriage (a looong story, not interesting except to family) but in a nutshell married, three boys, … Continue reading
DANG DANG DANG! I forgot to take a picture of the bare line drawing…. And it was such a nice drawing of this lovely Art Deco building in Perth AU! Guildford Town Hall, part of our Virtual Sketchwalk in our … Continue reading
Pink echinacea from a photo… And a lovely quote to remember from Ani Pema Chodron: “We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.” We can also make ourselves and others … Continue reading
Another test of the Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book. I layered Sennelier Shellac ink over the page, and painted the basic flower with gouache. It felt toothy enough that I tried layering colored pencils over that… I’ve never had that … Continue reading
Yesterday you saw my loosey-goosey sketch of orange and purple pansies. Today I am taking you through what the architect in me paints! Seriously, there are two artists battling it out daily, and one is a very precise architect who … Continue reading
About says it all…. ☾ 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. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle … Continue reading