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Tag Archives: NW Portland
East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading
In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading
I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading
I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading
I’ve been getting my pens in shape for Inktober. I had received a Goulet nib in the mail and was out sketching the water tower in NE Portland… The dang Conklin nib is sooooo awful, I switched it between sketches. … Continue reading
Traffic has a few good points… I added watercolor later, and after I bought a couple of new colors. I swear I am never ever going to be seduced by a Daniel Smith color name again. “Burgundy Yellow Ochre”??? I … Continue reading
This I see when I go to the bank. I take my sketchbook often. Such a beautiful church sitting under the I-5 on-ramp! The list, above. To hear about journalling and architectural sketching classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾ Hahnemühle … Continue reading
Inktober and two new purchases pushed me even further into playing with just inks, or mostly inks, instead of watercolor. Today I write about my first month of using inks in a painterly way… and that means I am moving … Continue reading
Mitchell and I like to walk up Thurman Street sometimes (and should do it more!). So many old garages and oddities and lovely gardens. Some of the old garages look like they are never used; the vines cover the doors. … Continue reading
NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) Wong’s Chinese Laundry resided in the Wong Laundry Building on NW 3d St, an area currently under constant … Continue reading
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.
Mitchell Boy Train Yogananda Destiny. All in the color orange…. Cherished Blogfest Starts today! July 29, 30, 31! Tell us about a cherished object: post a painting / drawing / photo, and in 500 words or less, tell us why … Continue reading
Thurman Street is a nice “hike” up into the West Hills. Mitchell and I have been searching for good doors, and I have to say, Great houses but such mediocre doors as to be boring! However, many wealthy people who … Continue reading
Hot Lips Pizza parked outside our favorite sushi bar… Stopping in for a bite? In the final days of the first World Watercolor Month! Only a few days until Cherished Blogfest July 29, 30, 31! Tell us about a cherished … Continue reading
Part two of the response to a friend’s request to post for National Train Day! Part one here! (Go visit him here if you love trains and that will lead you to others who are posting, and the logo also … Continue reading
There is this amazing rusty metal door going into the art gallery on Raleigh. It is a wild thing, all twisted and colorful and rough and organic. I did my best; but gads, what a door. It pops out of … Continue reading
This is in response to a friend’s request to post for National Train Day! (Go visit him here if you love trains and that will lead you to others who are posting, and the logo also was stolen from him….) … Continue reading