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VSW Sydney, 5, #notinktober

Art in Sydney Image for reference by Debi Taylor, shown bottom. Started with a line drawing, as always. This artwork was frightening in its twisting complexity: I almost gave up many times… but then there is that half-finished drawing in … Continue reading

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Posies Again #notinkober

Ink drawing of Linda’s garden with a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges. Then many inks painted… To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pentel Aquash … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Sydney Lavender

I love sketching with moody inks, touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions. Robert Oster Sydney Lavender came to me during my new love of purples, which stemmed from the interesting greys I was … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 4, #notinktober

The Sydney Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Started with a line drawing, as always. This building is so complicated I cannot image trying it without guidelines. Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC, Hon. FAIA (Danish: [ˈjɶɐ̯ˀn ˈutsʌn]; 9 April 1918 – … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 3, #notinktober

The Sydney Opera House. This was a wild toad ride.  I was going along nicely, enjoying the markmaking in the middle of the night, when I reached for a waterbrush and had not closed the top tight and a huge … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 2, #notinktober

I messed the proportions on this one totally Ah well… The Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading

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Rona2: One More

  I thank several photographers for posting almost the same iconic image of the police lined up nightly before they declare a riot and go after protesters. The TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink, and a Nemosine (no … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rallies Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram,and thank her for the images. I still work full time in our business and we have a war going on in our city between right-wingers, law enforcement, and blacks. I’ve not seen … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Sydney AU

Debi Taylor is taking us on a VIRTUAL walk through Sydney. This is what they call a “bin chicken” but it is really a white Ibis; we did a challenge of about 10 minutes and I did 12 NIC dry … Continue reading

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Rona2: Oregon on Fire

There is not a lot to say… You’d have to have been in a coma not to know what is going on as Oregon has made world news for months, and now it is all about the fires. The skies … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rochester and Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram, and her posts on the Rochester protests compelled me to see the Daniel Prude video for myself. I wept. I was sorry I’d watched it before bed… but if I am horrified … Continue reading

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Rona2: 100 Days of Protest, 2

I also listened to speeches given by various BLM activists. None call for violence, and in fact call for passive resistance, staying together, and what to do when the PPB arrests you in violation of your right to free speech … Continue reading

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Rona2: 100 Days of Protest, 1

Each night I spend 1-2 hours watching raw and live videos of what is happening in Portland to the protesters. Yes, TO the protesters. Fake News and simply poor reporting is partially to blame for people thinking that BLM protesters … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Street in France

From an image from Evalyn Baker of a street in Languedoc, France! I took great liberties with color! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now; late at night after tough days sketching saves me. … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Cars, Languedoc, France

From an image from Annette Morris old rusting cars, France! Mixing watercolors and soluble inks. 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 … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint-Siffret, France

Sketched from a photo from artist Tom Brudzinski streets of Saint-Siffret, France! No watercolor and inks! 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, … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Pigasse, France

From an image from Annette Morris of a Canal du Midi, Pigasse, France! No watercolor, inks! 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, … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Assignan France

From an image from Google streets of Assignan, France! No watercolor, inks!  I love ink painting… I wish they were lightfast! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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