Tag Archives: Amsterdam

VSW: Amsterdam 12, Van Gogh Museum

I love this small museum.  Shows how modern buildings made of glass and stone can be sensitive and beautiful and welcoming.  I’d love to visit.  From a Google image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 11, Canals

I loved the image Brian posted for this sketch.. A lot can be done with minimal moves when you have little time, and this month showed that! Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 10, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? FPR Jaipur with Blackstone Brown Boronia ink. Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 8, Damrak Passage

Just for Inktober, started with a brown waterproof ink…. I think if I were a little kid I might be a little scared of this guy! And yes, it made me think of the famous scene with Audrey Hepburn and … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 9, Canals

Finished watercolor sketch, but this was done for a friend who is looking at how to treat windows… I apologize for the bad images – damn pencil is hard to photograph.) I tried to draw what goes on in my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 7, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? I lied! I have some new brushes I am playing with and they called to me in the middle of the night.  The Zen pointed oval … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 6, Windmills

I drew an inky version of Molen De Paauw and decided to do just that! Inky, ‘cuz I know I won’t have much time during Inktober! Thanks to Wikipedia for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook … Continue reading

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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 2

Scribbled this lightly in a fine point… really, just noodling around! Then I began to like it and so came in with a bolder pen and cleaned it up a bit. Painted with Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue, Robert Oster … 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 (Short for Virtual Sketch Walk): Amsterdam

A virtual sketch walk is one in which you never leave your chair.  The opposite of urban sketchers, which is all about sketching your environment from real life, as a virtual sketcher you are sketching from your own, another person’s … Continue reading

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