Tag Archives: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

Lifting Paint

I’ve heard of lifting paint but never tried it. I didn’t like the looks of the heavy gouache on the nose of the Pinto Pony, and so I thought I’d give it a try. I carefully and gently used a … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary

Why is it harder to sketch when the subject is “important”? We were married 20 years ago in a sweet colorful ceremony. When I wanted to draw our ceremony I am afraid my poor people drawing skills kicked in and … Continue reading

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Sketching for Clientele

I LOVE documenting our studio life in my sketchbooks, and some projects are so sketch-worthy with their baubles and trims and bright colors! I also use my sketchbook as a way to communicate with our clients from time to time, … Continue reading

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Tools: Sonnet Watercolors

This is no April Fools! I am reviewing the watercolors called Sonnet from St. Petersburg watercolors (Their image from their site, right.) First off,  I bought them for the pretty box. Why don’t more makers use pretty colors for their … Continue reading

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Gratitude, not just at Thanksgiving

One key to surviving depression is gratitude. Every day I write about what I am grateful for, even if it is just a line during the day in my journal. The more depressed I am the more I do gratitude … Continue reading

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Gibbs Reclining, a Masterpiece

HA HA HA HAHAHAAAA! I don’t know what we’d do without the cats for laughs… Tough pose, finally tackled it, not liking it… Good practice but yeows, I need to do this again… foreshortened legs, all so very wrong! To … Continue reading

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Waiting for Daddy

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Yaman only has eyes for Mitchell… always waiting waiting or following him. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible … Continue reading

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Rona2: Cat Play

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Mitchell and I each bring different things to the play. I build forts; Mitchell does Willie Mays. Crinkly paper that comes in Chewy boxes, and the Give a Crap boxes, with … Continue reading

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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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