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VSW: Rockport Chairs

From sketch with a fat stub pen to watercolor wash! One more of Rockport — such excellent images! With us in the biz, I had to try the chairs in front of Habitat for Humanity! Thanks to Tom Brudzinski for … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 22, VSW Rockport Dog

A second stab at catching the essence, this time of a poodly dog in a doorway. Under five minutes, played with where I placed my color for fun. Still paying attention to the eyes in the end livened up the … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 21, VSW Rockport Cow

I have NO time so decided to try catching the essence in a few strokes and brushes of color.  Cow was first try, under five minutes. Paying attention to the eyes in the end helped give the cow life. Thanks … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 10, VSW Rockport Sailboat

I sketched the sailboat in ink and added shadow in waterproof grey ink. I’m not a person who can ever be in a boat for more than a few moments — I get deadly motion sickness! I love their shape … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 8, VSW Rockport

Thanks to Tom Brudzinski for the great images from which to sketch! Today I tackled a sweet image of a walkway to a home with many flowering plants. Almost all of these sketches are a wonderful escape to unwind after … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 6 Crazy Quilts

Finally moved from the postcards to the Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal and got serious about these quilt studies.  Seems I love painting them! Maybe I’ll do many squares to sell! This one didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d liked… … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 5, VSW Rockport

Thanks to Tom Brudzinski for the great images for us to sketch with; First up was a great image of a bay with boats moored at a small dock. As I move along, I’ll put all my images here with … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 2

This leaning portion of the facade of the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city is from an image from Margaret Metcalfe. It was fun to do… ink then watercolor. I also tried this odd reflection and played with it, took … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 1

This month, we are painting the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city, with images from Margaret Metcalfe (and a little help from Google maps). I am also trying, with resistance, the no line work first. I place a couple of … Continue reading

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Buddha Om

Playing around, like ya do… Was a bit blue when I did it, and it cheered me.  Art cheers! I thought I was done but then I came back in with crayons and played around with deeper color.  A throwaway … Continue reading

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VSW: Mexican Church

Growing up, I attended a Mexican mass at the San Juan Capistrano mission church. The shapes of Mexican architecture and the sounds of the language feel like home. The colors are also my colors in our home, warm and bright. … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: French Sofa

More design sketches for our client, the owner of the Louis XVI Settee. Silk bolsters for the arms, with flirty tassel-dangly-bobs. French knotted India silk creating scrunchy pillows for the back. The entire sketch… You may remember that the LouisXVI … Continue reading

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VSW: Diego Rivera’s Museum

From Frida to Diego! Or the place they shared together…. That amazing blue of hers is on her building! Sometimes it is simply better to leave line drawings alone… I liked them and I didn’t take but a couple pics. … 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: Frida Kahlo’s Museum

This virtual walk is exciting for me because I love the vibrant colors of Mexico! For food, Chinese or Japanese is home; for color and furnishings, it is Mexican or Spanish! I started our walk at Frida Kahlo’s home/studio 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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Tools: Ink Journal

In the back of new journals, I make sure I try all inked pens on the new paper. It is the second test I have for inks to see if they are waterproof, the first here. I also get to … 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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