Category Archives: process

Inks in Depth: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Mom’s Chinese Jar

My mom had this Chinese jar (urn?) for years; now it is mine. I don’t where it came from; know nothing about the history. I like it cozied next to a Buddha statue. I sketched it first with the TWSBI … Continue reading

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USk: Client’s View

Tried a new way to sketch on site. I had several TWSBIs with me, and sketched the Williamette River view from our client’s home while Mitchell talked to her about her furniture. After we left, I used a waterbrush to … Continue reading

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Chair Delivered

Polychrome chair with gilt trims we conserved for our client… 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. “I think not….” Me… … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading

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Fire Engine Red Posie

On smooth  Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook paper I sketched this bright red flower, then touched the waterbrush to the lines, sometimes dipping back into the ink. I may be getting the hang of working with ink with fewer blooms>. *as in … Continue reading

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USk: Quimby UHaul

Every time I am sitting under the 405 freeway waiting to pick up Mitchell at UHaul, I think about trying to sketch the freeway overhead.  ARGH!  Not easy… So my first page was the drawing above… I usually sit facing … Continue reading

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