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VSW: Art Center, Craig Ellwood

Sketch from an image looking back at Art Center spanning the arroyo. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook! Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen in medium and fine with De Atramentis … Continue reading

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VSW: Green Hotel, Pasadena, California

Sketch to ink to grisaille to underpainting (for brightness) to final watercolor!. I spent a lot of time in Pasadena and love the Green Hotel! Above, pencil sketches and a relaxed layout of the entry and one end of the … Continue reading

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Women’s March Portland Oregon

Along the Willamette River, estimates of 70,000 people wearing brightly colored clothing and umbrellas (not a normal sight in Oregon) in the grey rain. Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, Super5 Frankfurt … Continue reading

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VSW: Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade

Pepé Le Pew was a favorite cartoon of mine… Had to be the first sketch of the New Year in the Virtual Sketchwalk group! I wanted you to see that I had water-colored his black with a dark sepia but … Continue reading

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VSW: Alamo, a Fast Study

In an effort to begin to discuss how I look at buildings in order to begin to draw them, I took an image of the Alamo and dissected it.  Most of this I do by simply looking, but what helps … Continue reading

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USk: Alphabet Tile Home

You might remember the sketch I did of this door and “blue” tiles at a home the other day >>  It wasn’t the first time I’d drawn the house.  I’m drawn to it: it is close to the studio, the … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Journals

NOTE: This is about my preferences and why. Other artists will have other preferences, so reading what they like and what they say about this or that journal is good. The only negatives I will write are very bad experiences…. … Continue reading

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VSW: Buffalo the Town, 1

I want to play with color in unexpected ways. And loosening up, always trying to loosen up. Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with waterproof cartridges, Sennelier and Daniel Smith Watercolors. … Continue reading

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VSW: Buffalo Cemetary, 2

Having put a body of work behind me at Restore Oregon, shown and sold, and also in anticipation of that coming to a close, I’ve been turning to my next interest. I am a teacher.  I wanted to be one … Continue reading

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VSW: Buffalo Cemetary, 1

Fran offered great images of the Buffalo Cemetery for our November virtual walk as a group.  I especially  loved the graceful angel which I think has swans around her base. I played mostly with non-waterproof inks, laying them down in … Continue reading

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USk: Pepso-Cola Building

I love this loopy building, and now I get to see it whenever I meet my tax gal. Fabriano A4 Watercolor journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document black ink and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … Continue reading

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VSW: San Antonio Zoo’s Dragon

This is part of an older virtual sketchwalk (see below) and I kept meaning to get to it. I love this gorgeous dragon/  I saw it painted in Daniel Smith Serpentine Primatek! *how perfect is that name?* One of my … Continue reading

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VSW: San Antonio, 1

Thanks to a month of very fast watercolors I’ve lost some inhibitions… or left my editor in the dust. I quite like this freeing fast sketching, and throwing on of color! A page from our San Antonio River Walk: Some … Continue reading

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2016 World Watercolor Month: Last Day

My last entry for World Watercolor Month! My entire month! Next year, I’ll do them both again!          ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart.

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Gratitude Journal: Rings, Cherished Blogfest 2016

I’ve been married twice.  My first husband died. You know how you don’t know what you don’t know until you experience it? I didn’t know how unconnected I was in my first marriage. I had doubts about getting married; everyone … Continue reading

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Gratitude: My Red Bike at the Haskell Street Barn

*alert: vampire child face, oops* I had a good childhood, raised by a single mom with an alcoholic dad who skipped, and three much older brothers who loved me dearly. I am GRATEFUL because I wasn’t around JD (what they … Continue reading

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VSW: Hawaii, Oahu 2

Amy Lauren Gettys *thank you* gave us wonderful images to paint, and I had fun in this incredibly busy month putting together the second page in the spread. I haven’t done a collage in ages, and because of my shortened … Continue reading

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VSW: Hawaii, Oahu Palms

Ink drawing, shadow inks (grisaille), then watercolors. Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black,  Noodler’s inks, and Daniel Smith , Holbein, and QoR watercolors. I started a Facebook group page (you must join … Continue reading

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