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Patriotic Jumper in Grey

The Patriotic Jumper is actually white.  He is huge, almost the size of a horse, and he is one of my favorites. He ended up grey because I had to save a perfectly good drawing which I messed up. I … Continue reading

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Yippee Ki-yo-ki-yay!

This big push is over. All the decorative parts are accounted for and assessed. Yippee Ki-yo-ki-yay! 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 … Continue reading

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Parker Ponies

The little Parker Ponies are set on the table as if they racing. I see these wooden horses in movement in my imagination all the time, and what they might have been like in their glory! I’m sitting next to … Continue reading

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Sharing a Carousel Event!

Carousel horses have always delighted, even in the midst of virtual games and E-ticket rides; most of us don’t stop and look at them, but are seduced by the music and the action and the lights. I started a group … Continue reading

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Carousel Horses Arrived!

I sketched these in October and kept thinking I would use watercolor on the first images of the carousel horses. Now I am letting them be what they are, the beginning of the coloring book. To hear about classes, follow … Continue reading

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Okay, Again, Carousel Horses are Coming!

So our last try at moving the carousel into our studio was thwarted: Our main moving guy, one we trust, fractured his ankle. We have deadlines, so are scheduled for the move again tomorrow! Mitchell moved a few items two … Continue reading

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Horses are Coming!

An exciting project, the restoration of the Jantzen Beach Carousel, is moving into our studio *that’s MPF Conservation, our business studio.* After weeks of posting daily, I am taking a break… We had the move planned and then our main … Continue reading

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Inktober 16, Carousel Horses are Coming!

I love to paint with ink samples, and Inktober is a good time to experiment. Even inks I don’t want to buy can make fun painting inks! And yes, the Jantzen Beach Carousel Horses are coming to our studio soon, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 6, Roman

One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones.  A video … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing

I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

One of my favorites, the Floral Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 2, Grapes

Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the second in the set. (Click here to see the first, the Chinese Water Serpent Horse.) I named this Horse with Grapes! Why am I naming them differently than CW Parker … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 1, Chinese Water Serpent

I am a lover of carousels; this set was a pleasure to paint! Jantzen Beach Carousel has so many gorgeous carousel horses! I wanted to set up a series whereby someone could buy the set or just one, and they … Continue reading

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Vetch is Not Good for Horses!

I had to paint vetch after the lupines: equal time for Pa after Mimi! After my memory jog in California Lupines, I kept wondering why Pa warned me not to feed the horses vetch whenever I visited the ranch. There … Continue reading

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75 Day Challenge: 48 To 57

Brenda Swenson has a drawing challenge to draw every day for 75 days. We are supposed to use a black or blue pen, but I know I will not do that one. Still, I play along because challenges are fun … Continue reading

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Process: Painting With Artist’s Prompts

Today I played with artists from Community Thrive, painting their way.  I didn’t like all that I did, but will show you the “failures” too.  The thing about classes is two-fold, assuming you are pretty good at making art: I … Continue reading

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Process: Repeat

         I tend to repeatedly paint the same image.  An image takes hold of me and I paint it in various colors and mediums.  Why?  It’s not about “getting it right.” I need a strong attraction to a certain form … Continue reading

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