Tag Archives: ocean

VSW: Sky View

A fantasy overview of conifers next to water… A quick and easy doodle of the trees, a jumble of different colored ink lines. Pentel Aquash waterbrush touching the lines lightly and not overdoing it, letting some white breathe through the … Continue reading

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Inktober, 2 Tracey’s Walk

Tracey Fletcher King shows this lovely walk frequently in images. I love it and wanted to have it on my wall… Now the postcard is winging its way to her instead! Started as a thang for Inktober, but added watercolors, … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 14, By the Sea

More postcards…. I want to find more shells to paint… The sand-dollars are from my brother Patrick when he was living on Pismo Beach. Except this one… from another state altogether! Sending this one off to my mom… She saved … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 13, Palms

These are my happy place doodles… Not quite California but reminiscent of a less crowded California! I had no idea when I began playing with the Hahnemühle Post Cards that I would love them so much! I wanted to mitigate the … Continue reading

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Shells

Middle of the night Shells; ink and watercolor. 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 … 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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Watercolor and Ink Palm Sunset

Just having a bit of fun, playing with Ancient Copper ink OVER washes of watercolor. There is a method to my madness in terms of the experiment… Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy … 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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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 2

Necessity is the mother of fast sketches. I barely finished these by the end of our month on Capetown! I used a water-soluble graphite fat pencil and splashed watercolors over the sketches.  From beginning to end in about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 1

I haven’t much time this week. Necessity is making my goal for this sketchwalk to capture the essence of the view, let go of details. What stands out about the view? the buildings? the beach? the sky? the mountain? Capture … Continue reading

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Laguna Starfish

From a photo, middle of the night, watercolor pencil, splashing paint, no ink. Missing the ocean, need to dip my toes in sand and sea soon…. Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, Caran D’ache watercolor pencil, White Uniball Signo, and Daniel Smith … Continue reading

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Midnight Palm Full Moon

Been so stressed for so many reasons. Middle of the night drawing.  Moons on my mind. Watching Mitchell breath while painting ocean and palms and moon in her fullness, all calming. I almost woke him bringing salt back to bed … Continue reading

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IFJM13: Sailing Far Far Away From The Shore

13 April 2015 Understand that this was the first connection and conversation we’ve had, so we were  talking or enjoying Antonio and Palma’s company, and enjoying the sights.  Unfortunately for Mik, this will be the only time I ever see … Continue reading

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Honu Turtle Doodle

Just a doodle.  My grandma loved turtles and I love sea turtles. BTW, some of my turtles are for sale in my Redbubble shop! Aquabee Super Deluxe 9×9-inch journal with a Platinum Preppy fountain pen, Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink … Continue reading

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Quan Yin Sits

Blue ink with Cocoiro pen and waterbrush (lightly) on Okima OE NOTES sketchbook. Learning to be faster and less structured, less pencil, more ink. Then I played with her in watercolors: Daniel Smith and Golden’s QoR. I enjoyed hitting a new … Continue reading

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Process: Watercolors, Mountains and Laguna Beach

I started with an iconic view of my hometown, Laguna Beach, from the cliffs to the north.  I really went for saturation this time, trying to move lots of color onto a piece.  Not what I saw in my mind’s … Continue reading

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