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USk: Quimby UHaul

Every time I am sitting under the 405 freeway waiting to pick up Mitchell at UHaul, I think about trying to sketch the freeway overhead.  ARGH!  Not easy… So my first page was the drawing above… I usually sit facing … Continue reading

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Summer Berries

Every year I do a couple berry images… They are so so beautiful and tasty in the bowls! This year the berries are big and still plentiful in August because of the mild summer we are having…. Heaven for us … Continue reading

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Tools: My Favorite Travel Palette, Updated

Some of you may know that recently I thought I had lost my favorite travel palette. *heartbroken* Those who have a worn old tool you love will understand… All of it was replaceable, but I wanted my tool that started … Continue reading

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Mitchell in His Twenties

Two pictures of Mitchell in his twenties made for good practice. One of him looking out over the Sierras… Another of him hamming for the camera (he didn’t smoke.) I am working in the Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook … dedicating it … Continue reading

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VSW: Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica from a great distance. 20-minutes sketch… Maybe I need to set timers more often. It really loosens me up! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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Preserving Our Small Art Stores

I support our local small art stores 99% of the time; This week reminded me of WHY I shop small business, and why YOU SHOULD TOO. I have used Golden Gesso many times in my life, but never paid attention … Continue reading

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Puppy Postcards

And the showdown, water color versus ink! Okay, we know that watercolors, good ones, have light-fast ratings. This is a huge plus for sending postcards that someone might stick on a wall… PBeaux (left) should last longer than Poppy (right) … Continue reading

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