Tag Archives: Daniel Smith watercolors

Sweet Commission

I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished!  She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading

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Kamala’s Red Bowl

         Kamala was a smart tuxedo gurl kitty who lived on our deck for many years. We think she was abandoned by the previous tenants, and she was fascinated by our houseful of cats, but careful.  She talked to our … Continue reading

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Feeling Fried

Okay, I am taking a little break for a few days — Just busy with work…. feel stretched too thin. But I wanted to say one thing… in case you had not noticed… MOST OF US ARE FRIED. I mean, … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Samui Thailand

Virtual Sketchwalk from images provided by Jill Bartos of Koh Samui Thailand: I miss palm trees.  Home home home! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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VSW: Pittock Mansion, Detail Stonework

Ink and watercolor.  Detail. 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 Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle Watercolour … Continue reading

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VSW: Pittock Mansion, In the Style of…

I love inkpainting, but I’ve been stalled a bit on my own growth as a watercolorist… I am actually a bit bored. Not that I am very very good — but I have a handle on watercolors after playing with … Continue reading

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VSW: Pittock Mansion, West Bedroom

What do you do with a really bad drawing in your nice new art journal? I started this on a day of talking and talking and a little sketching with an art friend. We went to the Pittock Mansion to … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

I wanted to be writing a different kind of blog about my artwork “Morning Coffee” today. I sketch about our lives, and especially times with Mitchell and the cats, the best times of the day, cooking, laughing, color, sharing. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Chair

    Sammy held the post as Chief Studio Cat and Greeter! When clients visited, he was never shy… He came out to set them at ease and contribute to our contractual discussions. Whenever a new piece came into the studio, … Continue reading

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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … Continue reading

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Yamantaka and the Hairband

         Yamantaka is THE most obsessive smart crazy cat… He finds toys in everyday objects like no cat that has ever owned me… He brings them to both of us for inspection which is good when it is dangerous. Yup, … Continue reading

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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

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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 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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Tools: Sheaffer Vintage Desk Pen

Finally had success purchasing a vintage pen! I love this desk pen — beat up, but interesting gold nib that works! The 14k gold nib bends as if it was dropped — but that is the design. Right now it … Continue reading

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Karen’s Orchid

When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading

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Tennessee Williams

A couple of Tennessee Williams quotes hit me in the heart and I decided to do a sketch of Tennessee Williams. *gasp… the 100 peeps in 1 week got to me* “Try to matter.  Try to care and never be … Continue reading

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VSW: Cinderella’s Chariot

Magic!  Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading

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