Category Archives: watercolor

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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Using Watercolour vs Sketching Journals

Covid changed my journal use yet again. Between the pandemic, sequestration, and the Portland protests, I began to write pages in my sketching journal… because that is what I carry with me, and I felt like I was writing to … Continue reading

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Linda Fishing

I loved this image of my bestest friend from High School! She goes fishing (catch and release) on a lake near her home — Such a joyful image to sketch! Now I have her image forever in my art journal! … 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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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 22-31

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the first post go here; the second post go here. the third post, here;  below, my completion. Saturday when no one intrudes.  Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis … 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: In the Groove with Rancho Gordo

You are not hearing me rave as much about Rancho Gordo beans because I am kinda getting into a groove with them.  I cook more of them in the manner described on their site, and then mix it up with … Continue reading

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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 12-21

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the first post go here; the second post go here. In the second post I talked about overwhelm and upset, and finally working through it.  These images … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint Chinian Windmill France

From an image from Annette Morris of a windmill in Saint Chinian! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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Liza, a Commission

Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … Continue reading

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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 9-11

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the previous post go here. Continuing, and I was thrown a bit this week…. My friends lift my heart, and many are overseas.  So many in Austrailia! … Continue reading

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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 1-8

I am again participating in the Sketchpack Project this year. I chose a theme of “Emotional Body.” Why Emotional Body? Because the mind-heart connection is important to physical health, and certainly ours in the USA, and also the world, is … Continue reading

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Pineapple Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Chicken

I’ve made sure that I cooked really good meals for us — versatile and changing, things like this one that can become second meals with white beans added over rice… there is so little goodness around these days that cooing … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 2

Same process as the sketch yesterday. When I realized Evalyn Baker had taken photos of the alleyway from both sides, I had to finish the other side too! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 1

It usually starts with a sketch. Then shadows. I wanted to capture the dark that the leafy canopy created. I used DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey ink for the grisaille work so it would not move when I added watercolor. I … Continue reading

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Rona2: Cat Play

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Mitchell and I each bring different things to the play. I build forts; Mitchell does Willie Mays. Crinkly paper that comes in Chewy boxes, and the Give a Crap boxes, with … Continue reading

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Rona2: Purple Watercolors

Yesterday I played with  MGraham Ultramarine Violet (left) and Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet (right) here. Today I am showing you my mainstream (not small manufacturers) purples, and talking about why I choose certain paints as KEEPERS… Keepers have a … Continue reading

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