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VSW: Quibao

Virtual Sketchwalk (group on Facebook) from our Shanghai walk, led by Aniko; this is from the town of Quibao. I had the flu when doing these and made mistakes, oh well, and one of them is I put Aliska on … Continue reading

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PS: Even More Thinking… Testing… and Memories

My Nostalgie sketchbook really is a testing ground.  If something works a bit on the smooth sketch paper then I will try it out in one of my watercolor journals. Someday this will be a nice memory of Mitchell and … Continue reading

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VSW: Pudong Skyline

Pudong from images by Aniko Szedlak for our FB group, Virtual Sketchwalk. I think I’ve not painted a night scene before and this was a huge challenge… And also came very close to complete Direct Watercolor. I am okay with … Continue reading

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Good Clients

I love working for really good clients. What makes a good client, you ask?  Responsive, present for our discussions, willing to make decisions when we need them, friendly (a huge bonus!), appreciative of the many images sent to them, patient … Continue reading

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VSW: Shanghai Temple

When sitting waiting, I also take a couple images from our Virtual Sketchwalk group along in case the view is boring… This one from our Shanghai walk! What is one the facing page? My quick recipe i wrote in the … Continue reading

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VSW: Porto Gate

Detail of a gate in Porto Portugal, which was so so charming I hung onto it until I could sketch it. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Dragon Night

It is no surprise Robert Oster inks my favorite inks.  Dragon’s Night is such a gorgeous sketching BLURPLE ink it has a permanent home now in my purple leopard Pilot Metropolitan.  I art journal many nights with this one, a … Continue reading

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Dragon

I think this is what they call blurple… Dragon’s Night… a blue-purple! This dragon sports it nicely, doncha think? It seems to glow under the flash, above! A new color for me, and I’ll do lots more sketching with it! … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Rubine

Robert Oster Rubine is a favorite red, and has found a permanent home in my red Pilot Metropolitan.  It leans just ever so slightly into a blue-red.  I usually do match pen to ink, mostly because I have many pens … Continue reading

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Sketching for Clientele

I LOVE documenting our studio life in my sketchbooks, and some projects are so sketch-worthy with their baubles and trims and bright colors! I also use my sketchbook as a way to communicate with our clients from time to time, … Continue reading

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Kill Winter with Orange

Time honored tradition now in the pen community… I’m ready! Kill Winter with Orange! I’m for warm colors warm weather and this year the cold in the studio never seems to end despite woolly socks and a heater! Cold cold … Continue reading

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No Time

For 2-3 weeks I have been wearing my fingers to the bone hand-stitching on a project for our actual business.  These are pillows to go with two French Louis XIV Settees, and a longer French Empire Sofa, both from the … Continue reading

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USK: Pfizer Vaccination

I am just now coming out of the week+ reaction I had to the Pfizer vaccine. Total flu-like symptoms with a kick — a muscle spasm in my groin, legs, feet and underarms which went on for five days — … Continue reading

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Missing the Ocean

Praying that someday soon we will feel comfortable enough to drive out to the beach! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Flowering Quince

From an image, because the Quince is not here YET. I am ready for any beauty at this point, though I loved the snow a few days ago. Don’t despair, look for the gems in every day. To hear about … Continue reading

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Pot Roast Stew Recipe

When the world goes mad and I have a cold, I cook… soups, stews, hearty meals that clear the senses. Chopping allows me to release my frustrations. My red Polish enamel pot cheers me; I had one just like it … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People Troublemaker Ink Makers

I fell in love with the image of the two men who created Troublemaker Inks. Image courtesy of http://www.pennoob.com. As I said, I am really enjoying slowing down and being interested in the outcome of the people I am drawing, … Continue reading

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Grey Inks: Day Two of One Week 100 People 2020

I’ve always loved greys in their many forms, but grey inks hold a special fascination for me especially as I play with them with a waterbrush. Blue-greys, purple greys, green-greys leaning into muted greyed browns. Grey inks are better than … Continue reading

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