Tag Archives: #artjournaling

Lou Grant’s Messed With Pun’kin Bread

(Above sketch in inks with Lexington Grey diluted used for shadows.) I was doing my own studio things and decided to surprise Mitchell with Pumpkin Bread. I have many of my mom’s things in the studio — I just went … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, memory, painting, pen & ink, process, recipe, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tools: The Saga of the M.Graham Palette

A gift of credit at Merriartist left me with $$$ to spend on watercolors… I’ve had a few M.Graham paints and enjoyed them, but my experience was they often didn’t dry in the pans, probably because of the moist climate … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, color, creativity, drawing, journal, painting, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VSW: Egypt, 1 Cairo

View of the city of Cairo, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  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. “I think … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, pen & ink, sketchbook, virtual sketching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inky Thots: Akkerman 21 Chinatown Red

Paraphrased from their site:  For generations the P.W. Akkerman store located in The Hague has been a well known fountain pen destination. In 2010, to mark the 100th year anniversary, PW Akkerman introduced the Akkerman inks. Originally they ink’s came … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jungle Out There, or Xmas 2019

Okay those who are followers know that this year and past month have been bad. Usually I do a cheery holiday layout for memories. But what to do when the world is going to crap?. Well. it is my journal, … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, memory, painting, pen & ink, process, ritual, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VSW: San Francisco, 6

View of SF showing Coit Tower, Washington square, and the Bay Bridge in the distance.  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 … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, pen & ink, sketchbook, virtual sketching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inky Thots: Robert Oster Charcoal

I love sketching with soluble grey inks, and touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions.  Greys are rarely neutral, leaning toward warm or cool.  Robert Oster Charcoal is one of five favorite greys, leaning … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment