Tag Archives: #middleofthenight

Gibbs, Acrobat Cat

He gets into everything… He is a chonky fella now so it is a bit worrisome when he decides to walk along a narrow 2-inch walkway or worse, try and walk along the edge of a basket!!! I say “NO!”  … Continue reading

Posted in animals, art journal, drawing, ink painting, memory, pen & ink, portrait, sketchbook, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tools: How I Make My Swabs

I am asked this a lot, and it is on my inks page, but thought I’d repost it here. For my large ink test I laydown roughly a half-square of ink, above. I let it dry, then load the bottom … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, drawing, ink painting, journal, pen & ink, process, tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VSW: New Caledonia Hut, Two

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook explored New Caledonia in October with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I want to live here… My books might have to go into … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VSW: New Caledonia Hut, One

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook explored New Caledonia in October with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I’d like to be there NOW! I love all the greens! I … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VSW: Fast Echinacea 3

They can’t all be good…. Or even acceptable. Other artists should show their duds. Here is mine. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, sketchbook, timed painting, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

VSW: Fast Echinacea 2

I’d love to SEE a real field of echinacea… not just in photos! My birthday today so spending the day painting! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, sketchbook, timed painting, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VSW: Fast Echinacea 1

I have been tryign to do some sketchs in under ten minutes… not counting dry time though most of my sketches include the dry time on these. Lovely echinaceas… I have so many pics from which to sketch! To hear … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, sketchbook, timed painting, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tools: Leonardo Officina Italiana Pen

Red is my favorite color… I love pens! I love gifts! Imagine how thrilled I am with three favorite things coming together in one pen? Thrilled! Leonardo Officina Italiana Pen in Red Passion… Filled with Robert Oster Direct Sun! This … Continue reading

Posted in art, art journal, drawing, ink painting, journal, memory, painting, pen & ink, review, sketchbook, tools, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VSW: And More Posies in Queenspark, Toowoomba!

Another from the lovely images from Amanda Thompson (@a21981 on IG) of Queenspark, Toowoomba. Love the poppy’s heads before they bloom, as if bowed in prayer. I don’t feel I did the delicate papery petals justice… I should have chose … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VSW: Posies in Queenspark, Toowoomba!

Amanda Thompson (@a21981 on IG) offered me some amazing images of Queenspark, Toowoomba from which to sketch. Foxglove towers over what appears to be snapdragons.. I LOVE sketching flowers! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tools: Wing Sung Brush Piston Pen

I bought three Wing Sung Brush Piston Pens from Etsy. I wanted to compare them with the plastic Pentel Vistage Water Brush (formerly known as the Pentel Aquash waterbrush pen), which I use normally like a waterbrush over watercolors, but … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, drawing, ink painting, journal, pen & ink, sketchbook, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

VSW: New Caledonia Pier

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I am so oriented around linework, but wanted to try a … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tools: Moo Journal

I bought a Moo Journal the last time I ordered my business cards from Moo. It comes in a reusable sleeve, above left, that can sit in your bookshelf so the journal pages do not get worn. A card holder … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, journal, pen & ink, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

VSW: New Caledonia Sunset

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. Because this process had so much waiting time, I decided to image the … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, landscape, painting, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VSW: Echinacea Field

Dreaming of Monet… I saw an image of a field of echinacea in many colors and had to try to paint it — so cheery!  I did not have the image to look at, from memory. Lots of artfully placed … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, memory, painting, process, sketchbook, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VSW: New Caledonia Beach

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul… A chance to work on washes… getting enough made before I … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, color, journal, landscape, painting, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tools: Updated M.Graham Palette

Recently I reorganized my palettes, and the M.Graham was moved into a smaller Schminke palette.  I still find MG watercolors a bit stinky, but remember I returned the following pigments out of my palette and that stopped the headaches: Sap … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, color, creativity, drawing, journal, painting, process, sketchbook, tools, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VSW: New Caledonia Palms

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I did a very fast sketch because I was showing a … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, landscape, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment