Tag Archives: Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook

VSW: Porto Gate

Detail of a gate in Porto Portugal, which was so so charming I hung onto it until I could sketch it. 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 Windmill

Reference image of a windmill at the Dalles in Oregon was taken by me on one of our rambles exploring the Columbia River towns on both sides of the river. The colors translated nicely into this sketch to showoff Robert … Continue reading

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Shells

I have a beautiful soft green Roseville bowl of my grandmother’s that is filled with shells. Some are found, years of beachcombing as a kid, but some are from a trip my mom and I took to the Monterey Bay … Continue reading

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Ukraine Faces

The war in Ukraine bothers me so… Sketching the lovely faces on the internet is a way to connect when I feel so unempowered to do anything, and marks this wartime. I cannot comprehend why we are again walking through … Continue reading

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Easter Cherry Blossoms

Very late in posting… The cherries are nearly ripe! (Not really.) The thing about the cherry blossoms in the park is that they are not only a feast for the eyes but sometimes you can smell their fragrance… Also, they … Continue reading

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Pink Echincea

I sketch, daily, even when not posting. Nothing earth-shattering, often from a photo late at night when I am not yet sleepy. During the day I am usually too busy with work. I haven’t been posting because I got sick … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Black Olive

Gads I love this ink! I am a huge fan of grey inks, and have never loved a black ink (though I’ve loved them for their waterproof qualities when sketching). This ink is not grey, and is not black… In … Continue reading

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Finished a Journal!

Finished my Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook just before the election. I’ve been slow to post.  Sorry there were pages I had to leave out; family members still alive.  Who knows if they dip into my blog? I am doing so much … Continue reading

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Tools: BIG Changes in My Travel Palette

I’ve been asked about my travel palette and here is the primary palette, though I have others,  which I’ll talk about later. I have had this basic palette for two years with the exception of adding Da Vinci’s Rose Dore … Continue reading

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Inktober, 21 Galley Sunflower

We had Sunflowers whose stems were not standing up tall. I popped them into smaller vases and spread their cheer throughout the studio. One place was in front of the many-colored Fiesta-ware plates in our studio galley. Middle-of-the-night. To hear … Continue reading

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Nostalgie Book 2017

I did more experimentation in this book than any other to date. I also went back to my 40-year-old habit of writing and sketching… Been doing that since boring architectural history classes. I am sorry but had to leave a … Continue reading

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Tools: Wrap-up on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook,

So another experiment. I’ve been softening my ink and liquid watercolors by diluting them with water, and decided to see what happened when I used them almost full strength. AAACK! Above, when the full-strength are softened with water…  After the … Continue reading

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