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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: 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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30 Posies: Lupines, or Bluebonnets

I’ve always loved lupines (or bluebonnets, as the purple ones are called). In South Laguna there were wild yellow and pink and blue lupines all over the hills. I’m still struggling to not have streaky watercolor washes in this Handbook … Continue reading

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Wildflower Sketchbook Workshop

While I was sick I took the Wild Flower Sketchbook Explosion (workshop) with Lucia Leyfield (she goes by the name Wild Ink). I had a lot of fun, and the price (around $20 US) is good for the class. I … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Cynthia’s Sedum, Redo

I gave this image another go — see below for the first rough sketches in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Cynthia shares her gorgeous garden  images all the time, and lets me sketch from her flowers. This image unstuck me, and … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Yellow Daisies

Maybe these are Black-eyed Susans? I liked the image of the sunny daisies! Started with a good line drawing…. Background and first layers… Final touches. Okay, the leaves bother me but here I am dealing with the paper in this … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Purple Poppy

I love poppies, with their delicate paper-thin petals. Painted from an image from a friend. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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30 Posies: Dogwood

This started as a World Watercolor Month challenge but I am finishing a square Handbook Journal which was a gift with posie images. Not ready to make a review of the paper yet — it is very different than what … Continue reading

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World (Not) Watercolor Month: Orange Daisies

I know I won’t be able to keep up with the one-a-day watercolor, but when I do them I enjoy them! These took me way back to being a kid in the 60’s, avocado and orange and pop-culture flower power! … 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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Rona on Grey, Lewisia

Lewisia from an image by Cynthia… Ink-painting with Robert Oster inks: Sushi and Green Lime and Glistening Orange Rumble! Flower named after Lewis, of Lewis and Clark… I love new ink days! No No No NO!! To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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Purple Lilies

Ink-painting with lovely new ink colors… Nostalgie sketchbook takes watercolor washes well, but sometimes ink washes get bogged down in the paper… Especially inks I have not played with enough to see how they move. Troublemaker Sea Glass (green) is … Continue reading

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Inky Blue Posie

My inky posie is in Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink. This layered so nicely.  I used 2-3 layers, which often doesn’t work, but maybe thoroughly drying in between helps — Or the slight water resistance in the ink. I won’t … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 4 Pink Posies and Hyacinth

Happy 4th for those who celebrate! I’ll post my 4th drawings tomorrow… Experiments with new inks, and new pens, TWSBI and Jinhao with Goulet nibs. *okay i cheated no watercolors but all with brush as if!* This Monteverde Chariote needs … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, Posies

It is such fun to try handmade paints from JazperStardust and PfeifferArt. I played with them in posies on Hahnemühle post cards… I use masking for ease, and to get the white dots at the end… Jazper’s Lapis up against … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 8, Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are on my mind; my mom loves them and the post cards cheer her! I made these to send to her. This one was watercolors and Platinum Lavender ink, which runs just a little when touched with water. This … Continue reading

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Inktober, 6 Purple Posies

These lovely purple daisies, a ground-cover, also found on our walk to breakfast… so sweet, hardy, covering an entire small yard of a painted lady.  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com … Continue reading

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