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USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park

Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now. Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids. They are so delicate… This year the rains came later and that is good… blossoms stayed put for days! I had … Continue reading

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VSW: Kythira, Greece, Two

Mmmm, beaches, a good thing to want to visit when you are in Portland in January! Beautiful photos from Demi Kalfa! Cheery flowers all by themselves…… Finished pages! Photos used with permission as reference are from Demi Kalfa!  Thank you! … Continue reading

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VSW: Kythira, Greece, One

This sketchwalk of Kythira, Greece is from beautiful photos from Demi Kalfa! The blues fill my heart and eyes and spirit… They take me home! I want to live right here… Photos used with permission as reference are from Demi … Continue reading

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VSW: Florida Trailer Park 2

This sketchwalk of trailer parks in Florida, some of which are now gone, was so much fun to draw! I had so little time but kept coming back, and sketching fast sketches , here adding shadow with diluted Lexington Grey … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle DS Art Journal: Last Look Back

I finished my Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook and am well into my new Nostalgie journal; this is a rambling last look back, at the things I had no time to post that I can share. Sometimes I can’t share, … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers with Watercolor

In Part 1 I tested inks on the papers, creating a simple journal; now I added watercolors to each Hahnemühle paper: Harmony, Cézanne, and Expression. Let me cut to the chase.  I am probably going to buy these papers in … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: Pair of Louies

I created design sketches from images and samples, so that we could better talk with our client about ideas for her sofa pillows. These are fancy pillows and the colors are lovely rusty jewel tones with touches of green and … Continue reading

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VSW: Fjord

Pure, Lofoten is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! I had to do another image from last month! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new and improved dkatiepowellart.com and sign up … Continue reading

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VSW: Norway

The beauty of doing a virtual sketchwalk is that you visit a place you might not even have known about!  Norway was a gift to me when Sylvia chose it and led our May sketchwalk; the images were beautiful and … Continue reading

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USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk. I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later — I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees… now that … Continue reading

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HBG: Dr. Prull

Lest you think that the saga of the quarantine will be forever, I think this is my last post on the quarantine days. *they are now with us, you know* But really, it is a testimony to the power of … Continue reading

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HBG: Squirt!

For most of my life, cats have been deterred and trained with a squirt gun. These two are not succumbing! Yaman loves water… more on that later. Savitri doesn’t like it but she is so tenacious that only a time … Continue reading

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HBG: Ice Cream Sticks

The ice-cream-stick game. The only good thing to come from the botched kidney stone surgery! Began with Jai and Kamala, and now the torch has passed to Yaman and Savitri. *sammy looks at the sticks, then at us, as if, … Continue reading

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HBG: Scary Things!

It is not nice to be scared but they are so freaking funny when they are… Yamantaka (who I keep calling Charlie, as in, “Listen Charlie…”) was running pell-mell with his new-found freedom in our studio when he came face … Continue reading

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HBG: The Back Story

I am sure there are hundreds of amazing and honest foster parents in the world, but ours wasn’t one of them.  Because of her lies and antics, our guys cost us roughly a thousand dollars more than they “should” have … Continue reading

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HBG: Dosha Types

*btw, that is not a rat… it is he with his head under a roll of cotton trying to find a rattle mouse he thinks went under the roll. Also, this was written when they had not yet come off … Continue reading

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HBG: Toilet Paper Box

Building a fort for them reminded me of the forts I built as a kid! They are so tiny that we built it out of the toilet paper boxes for the studio… When my mom and I moved into a … Continue reading

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HBG: Savitri Is So Gurlie!

I can say these are gurlie traits because I am one… You know how women can change their minds? Be unpredictable?  Seem soft but BE hard as nails? That’s Savitri… On the other hand, Yaman wears his heart on his … Continue reading

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