Tag Archives: Daniel Smith watercolors

Once a Beach Gurl

Random images from my journal during a friend’s surgery. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Robert Oster inks and Daniel Smith Watercolors. ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart. … Continue reading

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Gratitude, not just at Thanksgiving

One key to surviving depression is gratitude. Every day I write about what I am grateful for, even if it is just a line during the day in my journal. The more depressed I am the more I do gratitude … Continue reading

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Tools: TWO Bamboo Sketchbooks by Hahnemühle

Hahnemühle makes two bamboo sketchbooks: the Hahnemühle Bamboo SketchBook, shown below, which is 50lbs; and the Carnet de Voyage, aka the Bamboo Mixed Media journal by some, shown above, spiral bound and coming in at 265lbs, which I reviewed in … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Hut, Two

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook explored New Caledonia in October with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I want to live here… My books might have to go into … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Hut, One

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook explored New Caledonia in October with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I’d like to be there NOW! I love all the greens! I … Continue reading

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VSW: Fast Echinacea 3

They can’t all be good…. Or even acceptable. Other artists should show their duds. Here is mine. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita … Continue reading

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VSW: Fast Echinacea 2

I’d love to SEE a real field of echinacea… not just in photos! My birthday today so spending the day painting! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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VSW: Fast Echinacea 1

I have been tryign to do some sketchs in under ten minutes… not counting dry time though most of my sketches include the dry time on these. Lovely echinaceas… I have so many pics from which to sketch! To hear … Continue reading

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VSW: And More Posies in Queenspark, Toowoomba!

Another from the lovely images from Amanda Thompson (@a21981 on IG) of Queenspark, Toowoomba. Love the poppy’s heads before they bloom, as if bowed in prayer. I don’t feel I did the delicate papery petals justice… I should have chose … Continue reading

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VSW: Posies in Queenspark, Toowoomba!

Amanda Thompson (@a21981 on IG) offered me some amazing images of Queenspark, Toowoomba from which to sketch. Foxglove towers over what appears to be snapdragons.. I LOVE sketching flowers! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Pier

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I am so oriented around linework, but wanted to try a … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Sunset

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. Because this process had so much waiting time, I decided to image the … Continue reading

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VSW: Echinacea Field

Dreaming of Monet… I saw an image of a field of echinacea in many colors and had to try to paint it — so cheery!  I did not have the image to look at, from memory. Lots of artfully placed … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Beach

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul… A chance to work on washes… getting enough made before I … Continue reading

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Doodling, Drawing, Whatever

I draw whatever is in front of me while I am listening to just about anything. When I was listening to my brother talk about being on his way home from the hospital (no one called me to say he … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Palms

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I did a very fast sketch because I was showing a … Continue reading

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Dieting… Ugh

I hate dieting but I need to do something because I have to lose some weight. I decided to try something with a tiny A6  Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book. Each night I draw my food… So far I am just … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 4, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. To see the entire project, go here. (To see other years you go … Continue reading

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