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After months of,covid and blm protests and bad reporting… then 10 days of fear of fires and all that that entailed… Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I have nothing new to say. It’s all been said on social media and by … Continue reading
Covid changed my journal use yet again. Between the pandemic, sequestration, and the Portland protests, I began to write pages in my sketching journal… because that is what I carry with me, and I felt like I was writing to … Continue reading
Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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