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Rona2: Zebra Beans

It isn’t that I’ve stopped eating beans, it is that I am settling into a comfort zone with my cooking of beans.  I still write down my experiences with new beans and am finding new beans to try but have … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Sydney AU

Debi Taylor is taking us on a VIRTUAL walk through Sydney. This is what they call a “bin chicken” but it is really a white Ibis; we did a challenge of about 10 minutes and I did 12 NIC dry … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Seven

I think it is working… or maybe it is that I am just moving my pen, making marks, and that lifts depression? But bold and bright is here to stay! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Six

Oriental poppies coming in these watery flavors are just delicious… I found an image of a field of poppies and picked out two to draw… finding them in the field was a meditation… You can see I used them in … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Five

Morgan Harper Nichols lovely quote was a needed reminder! “i am worthy of the time it takes to do the things that heal my heart.” She is on IG @morganharpernichols…. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Four

doodle flowers this one was white but that just bored me so I got to play god/dess and wrap that pretty shape in yellow and oranges and cheerful colors! right now several days are attacking at once and each day … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Three

This little pen changed everything. Vintage Pelikan P20 Twist Fountain Pen (while they are still available) with its soluble black ink and a nib that slides on the paper (for about $10) is such a joy! I use the empty … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Redux

doodle flowers draw it down keep moving don’t think too much…     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. … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies

Sitting in brown skies is getting to me… Had to stop drawing fires skies and move to posies… They lift the spirit to doodle them…   Making my own field up, flowers that won’t grow together and oh they make … Continue reading

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Linda Fishing

I loved this image of my bestest friend from High School! She goes fishing (catch and release) on a lake near her home — Such a joyful image to sketch! Now I have her image forever in my art journal! … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Street in France

From an image from Evalyn Baker of a street in Languedoc, France! I took great liberties with color! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now; late at night after tough days sketching saves me. … Continue reading

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Rona2: In the Groove with Rancho Gordo

You are not hearing me rave as much about Rancho Gordo beans because I am kinda getting into a groove with them.  I cook more of them in the manner described on their site, and then mix it up with … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint Chinian Windmill France

From an image from Annette Morris of a windmill in Saint Chinian! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 2

Same process as the sketch yesterday. When I realized Evalyn Baker had taken photos of the alleyway from both sides, I had to finish the other side too! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Minerve France, 1

It usually starts with a sketch. Then shadows. I wanted to capture the dark that the leafy canopy created. I used DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey ink for the grisaille work so it would not move when I added watercolor. I … Continue reading

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Rona2: Purple Watercolors

Yesterday I played with  MGraham Ultramarine Violet (left) and Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet (right) here. Today I am showing you my mainstream (not small manufacturers) purples, and talking about why I choose certain paints as KEEPERS… Keepers have a … Continue reading

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Rona2: Delphiniums

Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work; In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor. Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Midnight Black Beans

So yummy we bought several bags of Midnight Black Beans! Black beans are a favorite — they have a different taste than Pintos and we use them in much the same way. The first time I had black beans was … Continue reading

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