Tag Archives: Lamy Al-Star

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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Grey Inks: Day Two of One Week 100 People 2020

I’ve always loved greys in their many forms, but grey inks hold a special fascination for me especially as I play with them with a waterbrush. Blue-greys, purple greys, green-greys leaning into muted greyed browns. Grey inks are better than … Continue reading

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Killing Winter With Orange, Pens

Showing my orange pens some love — especially as I added a new pen to the lineup, a bright orange Nemosine — so cheery to use when it is grey skies for a month. Beat the doldrums! Kill winter with … 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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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … 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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VSW: Amsterdam 4

Can’t get enough of these windmills…. And ink painting!  Really having fun with it! 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: Amsterdam 1

This is a short how-to on a fast sketching technique with soluble inks… Done in haste this morning for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. Finding a way into a complicated sketch is easier than we make it out to be, … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s Sunny Gift!

My sweetie brings me sunflowers, my favorite!  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… why I journal! … Continue reading

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Creating Journal Pages

I am writing more in my journal, so it has become less of a strict art journal and back to my everything journal but with watercolors throughout! From college forward, I wrote and sketched all the time. First in my … Continue reading

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Pain

It showed up Tuesday morning, pain so bad I could barely move… Seriously, I’ve dealt with pain all my life (dancer injury) But I said to Mitchell, Shoot me NOW!” I had pain killers and muscle relaxers and used them … Continue reading

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Hari-Fred-Gibbs Hurts: Versed/Midazolam

Gibbs was limping. When you see the way the cats tear around playing it isn’t such an odd thought… BUT, he also has put on weight (he is going ot be a BIG cat) and worse, he was moving stiffly.  … Continue reading

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Peony, Young and Old

From young to old, fading… When the peonies are young they are firm and vibrant. So easy to fall in love with them. When they get older, and begin to fade, I love to watch the lessening of vitality. I … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People, After, I Continue: 73-88

I am SO surprised, but after #1week100people I am choosing to draw more peeps… I’ve just never been interested in sketching people before! AND, I’m intent on finishing my Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook. So imagine my surprise when Sketchbook Skool’s Danny … Continue reading

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Brioche

Ink Painting, my favorite comfort food, BREAD! No better than a brioche! 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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1 Week 100 People: 52-60

Let’s see… behinder! My excuse is a major power outage (several hours at work) and then deadlines… HOW DO YOU SKETCH TEETH??? Seriously, somebody show me. Gads. AOC should sue me! I am only at 60… Neva gonna make it. … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People: 19-34

Peeps 19-34; 16 people and I am already behind… More I draw the behinder I get *sigh* I hate challenges. Above I had a hair-brained notion to draw the same face several ways. *hahahahaaaaa* Well let me tell you if … Continue reading

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