Tag Archives: #palmtrees

Rona on Grey, VSW African Flamingos

Virtual sketching has been a nice escape: my choices take me to palm trees or water… or African Flamingos! The forget-me-nots send a message… even though I have Mitchell with me, we still feel more disconnected… Our friends don’t drop … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Kenya Beach

A virtual walk on the shores of Africa… Drawn to interpreting the lines… And then had to add color! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Samui Thailand

Virtual Sketchwalk from images provided by Jill Bartos of Koh Samui Thailand: I miss palm trees.  Home home home! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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Doe Library Palm

We did some work for UC Berkeley. The Doe Library is one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve seen, and there is a window with the palm through it and it is just like this. Last week was our anniversary … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 20, Laguna Postcard

Randy Boyd let’s me use his photos of home, Laguna Beach, to paint from. His images fill me with cheer; I miss home and the beach so much! Went for fat inked lines and deep tones on this one — … Continue reading

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VSW: Menton France

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

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VSW: Getaway to Menton France

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

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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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Holiday Twinkle Lights

Lights are important to us! We grew up in Southern California, where there are more daylight hours and more sun. Portland is a darker climate (8+ hours of light now), and we look for cheer on grey days! We usually … Continue reading

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Inktober, 7 Palm Window

I don’t know where I caught the snippet of a poem which was a song not a poem but it has rolled around in my head for weeks, these few lines: “Now that I’ve worn out I’ve worn out the … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry Palm

Obsessed with palms in my sketchbook these days; I’ve always doodled them but I am working on bamboo furniture, which is palm-ish and so, more palms. This quote caught me, from where I don’t know, and dashed it on a … Continue reading

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Fire, Wind, Rain: and Photography Exposures

I’ve been upset about the first, then they were topped by worry for friends in Texas and Florida…  Painting images loosely from photos that stayed in my mind helped. In these, more than most, I noticed the exposure (flash or … Continue reading

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