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The USPS moved our office which was in the Alphabet District to another location. It is not a safe location, as it is deserted and is surrounded by homeless people (not that they are all dangerous, but they attract nutcases … Continue reading
I created this last year on 9-11. Just couldn’t post it, don’t know why. Now, maybe, with the state of the world it is time. This was a frightening day for us. At the time there was no facebook, no … Continue reading
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
Second installment in the series on my favorite architect, Barragán. To see the first installment, go here. Casa Barragán, above and below. In reality Opera Pink is not quite the right pink but it it the brightest pink I own … Continue reading
I used line, and diluted waterproof inks, with watercolors on top for Casa Golardi, above. I went to USC’s School of Architecture at a time when the school was run by the new dean, Quincy Jones. The school was populated … Continue reading
I may be a bit obsessed with sunflowers. This one is a much more typical Oregon field, with big green trees in the background… Oddly, however, I think I went back to my So Cal days and thought of the … Continue reading
I stole a photo from a friend in Florida — Love this one Eliska! I collect great posies and keep them to sketch… ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com … Continue reading
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
Continuing from yesterday’s post… When I am thinking about a larger piece I use my Nostalgie Journal to sketch out ideas… This takes me back to days as an architect when my thinking was done with pen to paper. The … Continue reading
My sketchbooks are not just for trying to turn out great sketches… Okay, some of that goes on… I want a nice flip-through on a journal. But also, experimentation that rarely gets seen by anyone but Mitchell because I may … Continue reading
As kids, we called them Nasty-ursums and thought that hilarious. Kids are pretty goofy. Detail below. Sometimes I like the sketch better without watercolor, and this is one of those times. Full watercolor below. This 8×8 Hand Book Journal … Continue reading
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
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
These paintings are from the Shanghai walk in Virtual Sketchbook… I am showing them together because it show two different approaches to similar images. Above, how I start the two images tells where they are going. On the left, I … Continue reading