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Tools: Painting with Ink

Inktober and two new purchases pushed me even further into playing with just inks, or mostly inks, instead of watercolor. Today I write about my first month of using inks in a painterly way… and that means I am moving … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 23, Richard Meier ACME Ear Stickers and Pin

I loved these Richard Meier ACME Ear Stickers (earrings) and pin. Hard to sell, but if I’m not wearing, then it’s time! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon cartridges and Lamy Joy with De Atramentis … Continue reading

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Tools: Metallic Pens

Green Tara illustrates nicely the upsides and downsides of metallic pens. Depending upon how the light hits them, or how you reproduce them, the shimmer is highlighted or becomes almost another gold color. Above, she had gold pen not only … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Fountain Pens

NOTE: UPDATED 1/2018!With Inktober arriving in a week, pens are an appropriate tool to review! (BTW, yes I am doing the challenge — I love it — but I don’t use the prompts.  I just draw every day in ink!) … Continue reading

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2016 World Watercolor Month: Last Day

My last entry for World Watercolor Month! My entire month! Next year, I’ll do them both again!          ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart.

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Delphiniums

Technically I’ve done over 30 paintings already for World Watercolor Month, which is good, because I have so much work to do in the next week I’d get behind.  None are masterpieces, but they were good experiments, which I think … Continue reading

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Raku Giraffe

My Zen brother gave me my raku giraffe.  I think of him as my painterly Zenny Oriental giraffe, a cool dude. He is a cherished object, but not THE cherished object. To find out what object I cherish more than … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: The Doe Library’s Leather Doors

My sketch, above of the unpainted and beautiful doors in the Doe Library. The Doe Library in Berkeley still has the solid redwood doors, covered in thick hides with brass details. We were hired to assess the doors, and explain … Continue reading

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VSW: Harold Washington Library, Chicago, 1Ink

I look at my pages now that my comfort with fountain pens and watercolors — my materials — to move my eye to design a pleasing page. I love this postmodern building and had little knowledge of it so this … Continue reading

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Recipes, and Taking Classes!

I post this with recipe on my foodie blog, but this is a thanks to Tracey and a commentary about taking classes. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called Delicious Paint. A class … Continue reading

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Rich German on his Board

Took on foreshortening and portrait (EEEK!) and lions and tigers and bears, oh my! I’m pretty happy with the turnout! The suggestion of Marley’s and Hendrix’s portraits was done with masking fluid over yellow, then splashy splashy!  I’m pretty happy … Continue reading

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Whales and Dolphins and Sea Creatures, Oh MY!

I’m using this “sketch-swim” to loosen up and try new things. I am in love with Reuven Dattner‘s wonderful sketching images. One thing I’ve wanted to try is the use of odd colored or complementary colored inks in a sketch. … Continue reading

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Sugar Corn

Working from an image for the class, yellow watercolor pencil, Platinum Carbon pen…. Layering watercolors, yellow to deeper yellows and greens, to touches of pinks and Paynes grey, salt added, then white Pitt pen and splatters. I am taking an … Continue reading

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Playing with Tracey Fletcher King, 2

My style, but trying to get the layering of watercolors to work from Tracey’s instructions, with under-painting then top detail painting. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called Delicious Paint. Pentalic Nature Sketch … Continue reading

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Eye to Eye with Humpback Baby

Rich German was eye to eye with a baby humpback whale. He took a picture, and allowed me to use it to sketch. I did this very quickly, and am happy with it. I only wish I could have the … Continue reading

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Playing with Tracey Fletcher King, 1

The great thing about taking a class is what you might be pushed to do if you follow try to follow almost follow another artist’s instructions. I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie, Tracey Fletcher King, called … Continue reading

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Full Moon Prayers

This last SuperMoon I set the day aside to look at intentions and directions. Too many opportunities are not always good, and can dilute the path. Making choices are important, even if you change your mind. The boat can’t be … Continue reading

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VSW: Angra do Heroísmo, 4

Our Virtual Sketching group was led this month by Toni, who took us to the island of Angra do Heroísmo. I went back to push the boundaries of using inks and watercolors, wanting to sketch impressions of Angra do Heroísmo. … Continue reading

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