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While I have been participating in Direct Watercolor, secretly… I have been drawing sunflowers… I have been inking sunflowers… This one and more… I love them, my very favorite flower! Of course, they are not just inked, but watercolors in … Continue reading
We weren’t at work long when we heard and felt a boom or crack, that is as close to the experience I imagine a bomb going off feels like. It nearly knocked me off my feet. The cats shot out … Continue reading
I’ve not given gouache a real chance to woo me, so I decided to play with some very old gouache before I purchased better quality tubes. When I moved into watercolors, I enjoyed them for their transparent washes, so gouache, … Continue reading
I’ve kept a journal with sketches since college… I started using lined journals I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, above, for architectural notes, and every page has drawings made during lectures or tours or just thought about what I … Continue reading
Today is the 10th anniversary of his death. I am winding through memories of my family these days. I miss my brother Patick. He was the best brother. I had all his important belongings, though I gave some to his … Continue reading
Love me an old truck! Platinum carbon ink with diluted waterproof grey ink as shadows. Watercolor to finish. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading
How can I NOT paint a building that has a GIANT BLUE TILED CAT on the wall of the alley? Lotta lotta sketching then paint! Middle of the night images of Porto, from Virtual Sketchwalk on FB. And my quickie … Continue reading
I am playing with ll my grey inks this month… Some inks call themselves grey and are not (see above). Greys seem to lean purple or blue or red… Graphite and Grey Lux are lovely inks, though the strong smell … Continue reading
I test journals primarily for two reasons: 1) To see what a new ink or watercolor does, or how a mix will look in a journal with which I am familiar; 2) To test a new brand of journal’s paper … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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