Category Archives: virtual sketching

VSW: Amsterdam 5 Not Another Windmill!

Sketchbooks are about experimenting. It is nice when it all works, but what about when it doesn’t? I hadn’t much time and decided to try Anya‘s hydrangeas in ink painting for a quick sketch and wow did not turn out… … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 4

Can’t get enough of these windmills…. And ink painting!  Really having fun with it! 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. … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 3

Showing process again for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. If you look at the details you will see a crude sketch, above…. I started again with a horizon line… then before I got too far in my sketch I pulled … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 1

This is a short how-to on a fast sketching technique with soluble inks… Done in haste this morning for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. Finding a way into a complicated sketch is easier than we make it out to be, … Continue reading

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VSW: Matahorn, 1960

My first trip to Disneyland (I was five) I wanted to go on the overhead buckets and all the roller-coasters, including the Matahorn.  My mom would not go on any of them. In fact, no one in my family loves … Continue reading

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Karen’s Orchid

When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading

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VSW: Cinderella’s Chariot

Magic!  Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading

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