Category Archives: virtual sketching

VSW: Fast Echinacea 2

I’d love to SEE a real field of echinacea… not just in photos! My birthday today so spending the day painting! 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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VSW: Fast Echinacea 1

I have been tryign to do some sketchs in under ten minutes… not counting dry time though most of my sketches include the dry time on these. Lovely echinaceas… I have so many pics from which to sketch! To hear … Continue reading

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VSW: And More Posies in Queenspark, Toowoomba!

Another from the lovely images from Amanda Thompson (@a21981 on IG) of Queenspark, Toowoomba. Love the poppy’s heads before they bloom, as if bowed in prayer. I don’t feel I did the delicate papery petals justice… I should have chose … Continue reading

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VSW: Posies in Queenspark, Toowoomba!

Amanda Thompson (@a21981 on IG) offered me some amazing images of Queenspark, Toowoomba from which to sketch. Foxglove towers over what appears to be snapdragons.. I LOVE sketching flowers! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Pier

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I am so oriented around linework, but wanted to try a … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Sunset

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. Because this process had so much waiting time, I decided to image the … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Kentucky Bluegrass

Above, Kentucky Bluegrass ink on two different watercolor papers; right, in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Writing samples on a Post-it and on fountain-pen friendly paper in my Moo Journal, below Birmingham Kentucky Bluegrass ink is from the Crisp Formula ink … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Beach

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul… A chance to work on washes… getting enough made before I … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Palms

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I did a very fast sketch because I was showing a … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Lupines, or Bluebonnets

I’ve always loved lupines (or bluebonnets, as the purple ones are called). In South Laguna there were wild yellow and pink and blue lupines all over the hills. I’m still struggling to not have streaky watercolor washes in this Handbook … Continue reading

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Portraits

I am not a portrait artist so this was a huge stretch for me — A wedding present (only a few years late) for two people we love. I  like this one a lot. Details — click to make these … Continue reading

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Frank

I had two images from which to refer while sketching this softly grey-brown long-hair cat. (See one below, along with my first sketch of Frank done in 2014 — I’ve learned a LOT!) Frank’s eyes came out  bit too blue, … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Cynthia’s Sedum, Redo

I gave this image another go — see below for the first rough sketches in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Cynthia shares her gorgeous garden  images all the time, and lets me sketch from her flowers. This image unstuck me, and … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Purple Poppy

I love poppies, with their delicate paper-thin petals. Painted from an image from a friend. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Black Olive

Gads I love this ink! I am a huge fan of grey inks, and have never loved a black ink (though I’ve loved them for their waterproof qualities when sketching). This ink is not grey, and is not black… In … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Himalayan Poppy

Fell in love with the paper-thin petals in the soft blue; I’ve not seen this flower before. Painted from an image from a friend. For these watercolor posies I am trying out a new book (to me) from Hand-Book, one … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sweet Peas / Creative Block

I am in a creative slump. I’ve been in this stuck place for weeks and pushed myself to sketch posies — which usually works — but nothing is working.  Painting these flowers has been like slogging through mud.  I told … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Dan’s Purple Flower

Flower from an image by Dan Antion, a good photographer and writer-blogger, met through blogging and he is a friend who also lets me steal his images from which to paint. I love that I am starting this new book … Continue reading

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