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VSW: Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica from a great distance. 20-minutes sketch… Maybe I need to set timers more often. It really loosens me up! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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VSW: Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris

I managed to squeeze in a sketch of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.  I love this beautiful church, quite different from other churches in Paris.  It was designed by architect Paul Abadie. I’ve been in search for another great brown ink, my … Continue reading

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VSW: Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, Paris

The very modern Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, from a Google image on Virtual Sketchwalk (yes I wish I was in Paris!) Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. I love greys; few are what I call a straight grey, neither blue … Continue reading

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VSW: Tuileries, Paris

Tuileries, from an image by Demi Kalfa for Virtual Sketchwalk. Robert Oster’s Green at Night is new to me, on sale at Vanness in Grandpa’s Basement. *I shouldn’t tell you about Grandpa’s basement because, more for me.* It has rich … Continue reading

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VSW: Palais Bourban, Paris

Trying to participate in my Virtual Sketchwalk group more again… Even quick sketches keep my hand in the game. Palais Bourban, Paris, in a Jinhao 750 with JoWo nib and Super5 Darmstadt ink. *Darmstadt is not an easy work for … Continue reading

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VSW: Église Saint Germain l’Auxerrois, Paris

A comparison, direct watercolor versus linework…. I’m struglling with the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge. I’m doing it because marc Holmes is such an amazing teacher — I learn things from him all the time and his work is so exciting … Continue reading

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VSW: Paris Street

Paris walk in Virtual Sketchwalk… this image from Joyce Harbin Cole. As I remember Paris, colorful and crowded in an intimate way. Ink painting… I am loving using inks in my sketchbook! Quick, not thinking too much, middle-of-the-night. To hear … Continue reading

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VSW: Centre Georges Pompidou

Paris walk in Virtual Sketchwalk… this image from Joyce Harbin Cole. I saw the Centre Pompidou just after it opened. Parisians were protesting the building, calling it ugly, but also protesting that they had moved many small museums into this … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame, 2

I have NO time, and yet want to keep my hand in the game. I am really trying to do fast sketches… no pencil on this one I used a Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Graphite ink. I dropped in … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame

Many peeps from Virtual Sketchwalk (Facebook group) are having a bit of a nutty right now. It has to do with a Paris walk, and wanting to try Notre Dame, and being a bit overwhelmed!  It is a complex building, … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 8 Terrorism

What happened in Beirut and Paris is horrifying, and then, how the USA politicians ran with it even before bodies had been counted was disgusting. These words by Warsan Shire moved me, and I hope she is fine with me … Continue reading

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