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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Quick doodling sketches while waiting for yet another crazy phone call from hospital staff… NOTHING like art to calm and soothe! Moleskin journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with DeAtramentis Document Brown ink. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading
Drawing the Basilique Saint Michel Archangel in Menton, France on our virtual sketchwalk! This difficult image from Wikimedia caught my eye from the beginning. I started with a pencil sketch. Again, dispelling the myth that you should not use pencils. … Continue reading
Quick doodling sketches while waiting for yet another crazy phone call from hospital staff… NOTHING like art to calm and soothe! Moleskin journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Da Vinci, Holbein, MGraham, DS Primatek and Daniel … Continue reading
I am walking through stressful family times and painting late at night when I can’t sleep is a soul-saver. An image with a CC agreement from Daniel70mi Falciola took me away, with the bright blue sky and sea. I have … Continue reading
I grew up bewitched by the islands I watched the sun set into from home. I read and reread Island of the Blue Dolphins in grade school. I never remember seeing a lighthouse! I struggled with this image; I am … Continue reading
I fell in love with this image from Wikipedia a year ago… it lead to this month of lighthouses we are sketching as a group. No pencil this time, went in fast and was done within a half hour watercolor … Continue reading
I almost always use a light watercolor pencil to give me guidelines before I ink! I cannot imagine why anyone would tell anyone NOT to do so unless you only have a couple of minutes to get an image down… … Continue reading
For the Foyer, I squinted to imagine what might be seen in a small sketch. I went in with grisaille in Lexington Grey to suggest the tones; later I painted the color of the marble with Super5 Frankfurt warm grey … Continue reading
The rooftop chimney skins in the Palace Guell are so beautiful — like sculpture gardens. When the families lived in this palace, I wonder how often they used the rooftop sculpture garden and for what — did they have lunch … Continue reading
Made a map of our walk, starting at the World Trade center at the wharf. Heading up to the Palace Guell, Casa Batllo, and the Casa Mila! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new … Continue reading