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Rona on Grey, VSW Canal, France

Annette Morris is leading our FB Virtual Sketchwalk group this month… This fiery image was a sunset and I wanted to play with inks over watercolor. Washes underneath were created quickly. Jinhao 750 with Robert Oster Glistening Orange Rumble ink … Continue reading

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Rona2: The Squirt

She is the little Squeak, the Squirt — the kitten who didn’t make it to foster care for a couple more days after her siblings were found, and so also, missed feedings and started life the runt. She’s not getting … Continue reading

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Lojong 48: Train Without Bias

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 4 Giza Sphinx

View of the Sphinx, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Aussie Brown ink. If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 3 River

View of the river banks near the Valley of the Kings, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the images are posted in this closed facebook group — come join us! To hear … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 2 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun

View of the Mosque of Ahmad ibn TulunM from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Mostly inks, Taccia Kuro and Birmingham Horus Wagner Infield Brown. The inks moved into each other and did all kind of strange separations in the shadow. … Continue reading

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Lojong 43: Observe these even at the risk of your life, part 2

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 1 Cairo

View of the city of Cairo, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  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. “I think … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Akkerman 21 Chinatown Red

Paraphrased from their site:  For generations the P.W. Akkerman store located in The Hague has been a well known fountain pen destination. In 2010, to mark the 100th year anniversary, PW Akkerman introduced the Akkerman inks. Originally they ink’s came … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 6

View of SF showing Coit Tower, Washington square, and the Bay Bridge in the distance.  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 … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Charcoal

I love sketching with soluble grey inks, and touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions.  Greys are rarely neutral, leaning toward warm or cool.  Robert Oster Charcoal is one of five favorite greys, leaning … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 7

View of SF showing the city center from the bay. 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. “I think not….” Me… … Continue reading

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Baby Yoda (for a contest…)

Don’t hate me…. Not a Baby Yoda fan… kinda creepy, frankly. I am an original Yoda fan! But there was a contest for a very nice pen and so, TWO Yoda beings within a couple weeks!  To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 5

Debi Taylor organized our virtual walk, and this is her standing with a statue of John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park. He was the supervisor for 53 years. Contour drawings are fun, and for me, stress relievers. I … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 4

The Yoda statue in San Francisco is filed in my virtual deity file, next to Buddha… How can I not?  He helped young Skywalker on his mission. Extraterrestrial Buddha! Also my first time out with my new Himalayan with the … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Aussie Brown

I love a great brown ink; Robert Oster Aussie Brown is a favorite sketching and writing ink, suitable for the office.  It is a rich dark brown leaning red, and has a touch of graphite sheen, seen left.  The ink … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 3

Ink painting from pictures from Debi Taylor’s last visit to San Francisco. Sketch over watercolor pencil in Diamine Ancient Copper. Hard to control inks… they need to do what they need to do! Colors I used below. To hear about … Continue reading

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Ink Painting, Visible Mending

I am captivated by he visible mending movement. It totally thrills my hippy self; it makes me conservation self so so happy. We use things up and recycle them — my nice clothes become painting clothes, then finishing rags. But … Continue reading

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