Tag Archives: Platinum Carbon pen

20th Anniversary

Why is it harder to sketch when the subject is “important”? We were married 20 years ago in a sweet colorful ceremony. When I wanted to draw our ceremony I am afraid my poor people drawing skills kicked in and … Continue reading

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VSW: Porto

The colors and textures of the buildings drew me to the image. Middle of the night from images of Porto, from Virtual Sketchwalk on FB. Omigoddess I have never overworked any image like I did this one… I just kept … Continue reading

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VSW: Galway Blue

The deep blue of the water drew me to the image in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep.  Fast sketch in the middle of the night from images from Virtual Ribble on FB. Hahnemühle 100# Cotton Watercolour … Continue reading

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24th Avenue Camelias

This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching…. sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night! Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor. 24th Avenue is … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach 1950

  Inspired from an old postcard from the fifties, and I wanted to do it because my mom and dad honeymooned in their second marriage (a looong story, not interesting except to family) but in a nutshell married, three boys, … Continue reading

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VSW: Guildford Town Hall

DANG DANG DANG! I forgot to take a picture of the bare line drawing…. And it was such a nice drawing of this lovely Art Deco building in Perth AU! Guildford Town Hall, part of our Virtual Sketchwalk in our … Continue reading

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USk: MPFC Finish Studio

Every so often I like to sketch our studio rooms. This is primarily my finish room, where I work conserving objects. I use our own mixed shellac and (primarily oil) paints to bring back dead finishes. You can see one … Continue reading

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Lupines

Dragon’s Night is such a gorgeous sketching BLURPLE ink! In a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, wild lupines are perfect for the blurple of Dragon’s Night, with a little help from his other inks! Drawn with a Platinum Carbon pen with waterproof … Continue reading

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Tools: Schminke Supergranulating Paints

☾ I wanted to try Schminke’s Supergranulating paints.  I liked the idea of two or more pigments that separate through granulation when painted. I bought nine of them, along with Schminke’s pan set “Wintertide” of 10 basic colors, plus two … Continue reading

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Ukraine Faces

The war in Ukraine bothers me so… Sketching the lovely faces on the internet is a way to connect when I feel so unempowered to do anything, and marks this wartime. I cannot comprehend why we are again walking through … Continue reading

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Tools: My Current Palette

Whenever I start a new journal, I always record my current main watercolor palette. I have a few palettes for specific tasks, but this is the largest main palette with a mix of a few Daniel Smith Primateks and many … Continue reading

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Easter Cherry Blossoms

Very late in posting… The cherries are nearly ripe! (Not really.) The thing about the cherry blossoms in the park is that they are not only a feast for the eyes but sometimes you can smell their fragrance… Also, they … 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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Pink Echincea

I sketch, daily, even when not posting. Nothing earth-shattering, often from a photo late at night when I am not yet sleepy. During the day I am usually too busy with work. I haven’t been posting because I got sick … Continue reading

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Booster

Booster hit us hard, but better than getting Covid! “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or dkatiepowellart.me and sign up … Continue reading

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VSW: Ben Carlin’s “Half-Safe”

Ben Carlin’s Amphibious “Boat” was half land vehicle, half boat, aptly called the “Half Safe”. I was attracted by the bright yellow color, but the story was thrilling! This was part of a Virtual Sketchwalk in our FB group around … Continue reading

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Tools: Sonnet Watercolors

This is no April Fools! I am reviewing the watercolors called Sonnet from St. Petersburg watercolors (Their image from their site, right.) First off,  I bought them for the pretty box. Why don’t more makers use pretty colors for their … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People

It is the beginning of the challenge of 1 week, 100 people. Sadly I doubt I can do this all week but I had fun with the twelve I managed to produce today. Looking forward to seeing what you all … Continue reading

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