Category Archives: series

VSW: Luis Barragán, 2

Second installment in the series on my favorite architect, Barragán. To see the first installment, go here. Casa Barragán, above and below. In reality Opera Pink is not quite the right pink but it it the brightest pink I own … Continue reading

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VSW: Luis Barragán, 1

I used line, and diluted waterproof inks, with watercolors on top for Casa Golardi, above. I went to USC’s School of Architecture at a time when the school was run by the new dean, Quincy Jones.  The school was populated … Continue reading

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Lifting Paint

I’ve heard of lifting paint but never tried it. I didn’t like the looks of the heavy gouache on the nose of the Pinto Pony, and so I thought I’d give it a try. I carefully and gently used a … Continue reading

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Accordion Hearts

Home sick last week, a cold… Feeling really punky. Not able to wrap my fuzzy mind around anything, so went to icon I’ve doodled and painted all my life, hearts. Cheery.  A symbol of love.  What’s not to like? I … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Malachite Buffalo

My malachite buffalo totem is palm-sized. Inlaid with turquoise and onyx and just beautiful. the backside has a lovely turquoise arrow that floats from his feet to his back. Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is still … Continue reading

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Cat Squares, 13: Tape

13. TAPE IS NOT A TOY We have resorted to putting it in small loops on a couple of things we absolutely cannot keep our willful, innocent-looking “kitten” from climbing.  We tried squirting her with the water pistol. No deterrent.  … Continue reading

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Cat Squares, 4

I am thinking these may be a little book… with funny stories attached…  What do you think? 6. PURPLE MOUSE’S MAJESTY Savitri loves purple. All her favorite toys are purple, but Purple Mouses Majesty is a perfect combination of color, … Continue reading

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Inktober 29, TWSBI Pink again!

I guess it is okay that I sketched the shocking pink TWSBI twice (first one right) — This time I also sketched the J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink bottle. This was one of my first bottle purchases, bought totally because of … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 1

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings with a bit of water to move ink color.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time! Making it … Continue reading

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South of the Border Cuppa

Our South of the Border mugs, reminding us of a wonderful time we had in spite of a bad beginning to a trip! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is … Continue reading

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Green Cuppa

Fooling with the cuppas is different each time… This one, line work with the Platinum pen, then Masking fluid “painted”, then watercolors. I may have to do 100… such fun! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 1

This year’s theme:  The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment This sketchpack is going ot be all drawings.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I had a good time last year!  Making it simple, and all about the line — and … Continue reading

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Gratitude: My Red Bike at the Haskell Street Barn

*alert: vampire child face, oops* I had a good childhood, raised by a single mom with an alcoholic dad who skipped, and three much older brothers who loved me dearly. I am GRATEFUL because I wasn’t around JD (what they … Continue reading

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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 2

Necessity is the mother of fast sketches. I barely finished these by the end of our month on Capetown! I used a water-soluble graphite fat pencil and splashed watercolors over the sketches.  From beginning to end in about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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VSW: Chicago, 1, Newberry Library

Nice to have Sue lead the Virtual Sketchwalk in Chicago this month.  I’m taking the opportunity to play on Canson Colored papers, ink and watercolor on grey paper! The watercolor buckled the paper, but it stood up to it — … Continue reading

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VSW: Chicago, 2, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Continuing the Virtual Sketchwalk in Chicago drawing on colored paper, this time ink and colored pencil on grey paper, with a nod to Pat Southern-Pearce! Canson paper loose to be tipped into my Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, The Event

Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, Process

Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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