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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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Tools: Viviva Colorsheets and Hello Inktober

Viviva is a new watercolor “sheet” out of India. I bought them through their Indiegogo campaign. Watercolor sheets are meant to travel with a waterbrush, so that you simply touch the wet brush to the colored paper and the color … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, NOT, 12, Prickley Pear

It was an honest mistake. I paint on Hahnemühle Post Card so often I just assumed that I’d grabbed one in the middle-of-the-night… so sad after finishing to send off that it wasn’t a postcard! I wondered why the watercolor … Continue reading

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Alizarin Gladioli

Middle-of-the-night, deep inky-maroon gladioli challenged me! The Da Vinci Alizarin Crimson is semi-transparent, but the secondary top color had to be quite opaque, and i don’t like nor work well with opaque paints. I painted them in my Nostalgie journal, … Continue reading

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Peach Glads

Can you spot the mistake? (I corrected it by now….) Middle-of-the-night, I took on the peach gladioli Mitchell gave me earlier in the week. I tried one of the new DaVinci watercolors, Rose Dore, a quinacridone paint. Such a pretty … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 11, Stuff for Friends

When I wake in the middle of the night I can’t sleep I need something to do… I reach for a Hahnemühle Post Card and a stack of images I keep by the bed… Friends prompt middle-of-the-night postcards… silly comments … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 9, FORGOT

“For surely you are never forgot!” I’ve been going a bit crazy trying to find the rest of this poem about forget-me-nots. Literally got me out of bed going through books at 2am searching for likely places I’d have it…  … Continue reading

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VSW: Hahnemühle Post Cards, 4

More middle-of-the-night playing-with-inks postcards. In this one the delicate nature of the blossoms went a little awry, and mostly it was from overdoing the ink layers, then adding watercolors, and every thing began to moosh around and so I blobbed … Continue reading

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Shooting Stars

These remind me of home, Southern California. They used to cover the hills before the dang hills became covered with houses! I am starting to get used to the rough textured watercolor paper of the postcards… Like any material element, … Continue reading

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Hearts + Flowers

Fooling around with cheerful flowers for a handmade card for Mitchell. Doodling while watching British Mysteries… Grabbed some of my shellacked papers to play with, and a dip back into markers and pencils. SPRING IS COMING!!!!!! I swear. Even though … Continue reading

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Johnny Jump-ups

So cheery!  So life affirming — Happy little faces that pop up year after year. Edible, they are lovely tossed onto the top of a summer salad; Surprise! So many variations in color, from pale white with a tinge of … Continue reading

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Indian Paintbrush

California wildflowers are deeply connected to memories of my childhood. Until World Watercolor Month I had only a fleeting understanding of that, but the more I choose to paint California wildflowers, the more I am aware! Somehow, when you draw … Continue reading

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