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Playing with Tracey Fletcher King, 1

The great thing about taking a class is what you might be pushed to do if you follow try to follow almost follow another artist’s instructions. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called … Continue reading

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Drawing Rich German’s Whales

Rich German lives in my home-town, Laguna Beach, and loves the ocean’s creatures.  He garnered international attention from his video of a close encounter with a pod of orcas.  (Board and Rich shown right.)  He garnered the attention of some … Continue reading

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Taxes, the Push Toward the Full Moon

I hate taxes.  That is all.  In a foul mood. Full Moon Coming, my deadline. And I made fudge for Mitchell. Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, with a new loverly Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen in Retro Pop Orange with Private Reserve … Continue reading

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Organic Fudge: From my other blog!

Posted first on my other blog, katwritesfood.  I stopped making fudge at Christmas because we stopped eating anything with GMOs, and so many recipes for things like fudge were full of very nasty things.  But I discovered organic Sweetened Condensed … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Four

Inktober is done!  I don’t know if I inked every day — my priority was writing our book — but I certainly pushed the boundaries of inking and playing with ink. Most of these drawings will be taken further into … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Three

Of course, a lot of my drawings for Inktober were created for my virtual Haight-Ashbury walk.  This week, besides finishing that walk, I also had some fun creating the following: The beginning of a post on delivering the Crater Lake … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Two

Again, mostly I feel like I am cheating because I use ink for under-drawings all the time. Under-drawing for watercolor, our soapstone Quan Yin. I am going to ink her or watercolor her . . .  stay tuned! We own … Continue reading

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Review: Pentalic Field Book

I did a quick sketch to try out my new Pentalic Field Book.  140lb. Acid Free; Cold Pressed; Exceptional wet strength; Professional grade watercolor paper. I love their pencils — my favorite — and they are an Oregon company: I … Continue reading

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Green Tara, One

She is based on our Ganges River clay version of Green Tara. A challenge for me, she is very colorful and detailed, AND, I am still pushing for a loose wash effect. Not completely happy with her but not bad … Continue reading

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Thai Buddha, One

He is an unassuming little black resin Thai Buddha. I see him in color, looking so sweet. Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Preppie Pen, De Artramentis Document ink, and Daniel Smith and Holbien watercolor … Continue reading

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Zen Cats and Watercolor Washes

After my frustration at Kiva Tearoom, I decided I needed to go back and just play with washes.  Middle of the night I read suggestions from several watercolor books on washes.  I sketched the Zazen Cats, fun images I come … Continue reading

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Happy Imbolc

The groundhog saw his shadow; more snow, which is a GOOD thing. Prayers to Brigit should be said at sunset.  Brigit is the patroness of poetry, blacksmithing, cattle, sacred wells, and the arrival of early spring May I become at … Continue reading

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Honu Turtle Doodle

Just a doodle.  My grandma loved turtles and I love sea turtles. BTW, some of my turtles are for sale in my Redbubble shop! Aquabee Super Deluxe 9×9-inch journal with a Platinum Preppy fountain pen, Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink … Continue reading

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How Did I Get This Age?

When did this happen? When I look in the mirror I expect to see the thirty-ish woman and do not know the face looking back at me. I expect to see the naked body of my forties and do not … Continue reading

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Recipe Watercolor: Chicken Curry

I’ve been so busy I haven’t sketched recipes in a long time! During the holiday I made this leftover dish and enjoyed the curry colors! Yummy recipe using leftovers posted on Katwritesfood! Soon I will post my first lesson on … Continue reading

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Emotional Moonth Art Journal(Reposting)

This is one of the older posts from my other blog that I wanted here on D.Katie Powell Art. It was a pivotal moment regarding various choices to teach in cyberspace. It happened in November, and so is a bit … Continue reading

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She Sings Gratitude

My last tree of the season.  I had fun with my made-up trees; our cats had fun with their undecorated tree! She sings gratitude for her good fortune and prays for those in need. ☾ Aquabee Super Deluxe 9×9-inch (of … Continue reading

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Cats: The End of a Sketchbook

Kamala and I are the only gurls in the bedroom.  She thinks she owns Mitchell, and competes with Jai, Sammy and me.  She spent eight years living outside our door in a rural area and fended for herself, with fresh … Continue reading

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