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Liza, a Commission

Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … 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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Sweet Commission

I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished!  She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading

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Kamala’s Red Bowl

         Kamala was a smart tuxedo gurl kitty who lived on our deck for many years. We think she was abandoned by the previous tenants, and she was fascinated by our houseful of cats, but careful.  She talked to our … Continue reading

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Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS!  YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Chair

    Sammy held the post as Chief Studio Cat and Greeter! When clients visited, he was never shy… He came out to set them at ease and contribute to our contractual discussions. Whenever a new piece came into the studio, … Continue reading

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Yamantaka and the Hairband

         Yamantaka is THE most obsessive smart crazy cat… He finds toys in everyday objects like no cat that has ever owned me… He brings them to both of us for inspection which is good when it is dangerous. Yup, … Continue reading

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Karen’s Orchid

When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading

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VSW: Cinderella’s Chariot

Magic!  Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading

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VSW: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland — and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959. For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories. In grades 7-12 in So cal, if … Continue reading

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Sunflower

Mitchell brought me early sunflowers to cheer me; I love sketching their cheery faces! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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VSW: Tasmanian Critters

The Tasmanian walk by Debi Taylor this month was glorious, and surprisingly, the critter caught my eye to sketch. I began with an Echidna , or Spiny Any Eater. Reminded me of our porcupines! I almost liked him better just … Continue reading

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Nostalige Journal 11-2018

I forgot to publish my entire journal from the end of last year… What a period!  Lotta writing… Less watercolor (no time) but more ink painting. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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Hari-Gibbs-Fred Meets the Horses!

We set up the studio so the cats have a little more run time when they are in the studio. *okay, truth be told they get under our feet sometimes and this gives them a whole lotta space* They can … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018

Christmas moved me back into watercolors. Hard not to be moved to color when it is such a colorful season! It was also a move back to Catholic rituals, as my Mom dying prompted me to saying some prayers to … Continue reading

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Mom’s Death: A Month of Journaling, II

Continuing from the previous post… After that I began to notice the times I thought of her — I actually thought of her a lot more than I knew — and each time I had to remind myself she wasn’t … Continue reading

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Mom’s Death: A Month of Journaling, I

I still don’t have a lot to say about my Mom’s death almost a month later. It is hard to talk about. The couple of days before she died I did this journal entry above. She’d been in and out … Continue reading

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Tools: Autumn Travel Palettes

Changes in my travel palette! Autumn I tend to clean more than spring, and reorder… Getting ready for painting season, as I like to paint outdoors more in the months that are not HOT. In Spring I tried the double … Continue reading

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