Tag Archives: Portland Oregon

Hahnemühle DS Art Journal: Last Look Back

I finished my Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook and am well into my new Nostalgie journal; this is a rambling last look back, at the things I had no time to post that I can share. Sometimes I can’t share, … Continue reading

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USk World-wide Sketchout: Autumn at the Studio

Yesterday was a worldwide USk sketchout, and I am swamped. But the trees outside the studio had not lost their leaves YET (starting) so into freezing car and parked down the block and looked up at the studio. My finish … Continue reading

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USk: Autumn at PSU Market

Gads the children were enthralled by his playing! We often eat breakfast at Portland Curry — Chana Masala, Yum! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new and improved dkatiepowellart.com and sign up for my … Continue reading

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Rooked

My second pen show (way back in summer) was a lesson in buyer beware. Last time, my virgin voyage, I had great luck and was gifted (Mitchell bought it for me) with the loveliest Jinhao, made better with tweaks and … Continue reading

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Fire

It is a pitiful drawing, altogether too cheery, but it was the middle-of-the-night and I had only my watercolor-filled pens. I was horrified about what I’d read in the Oregonian. *yeah i know i should not be reading puter in … Continue reading

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Sketches toward the commission

I work a couple of sketches similar to the commissioned pieces. trying strokes for leaves, sky variations, whatever I need to play with! The two small studies of bungalows in NW Portland (below) turned out okay for test subjects!! They … Continue reading

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Walnut Park, Portland, Oregon Commission

A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading

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Why Not so Many Posts?

A mini-vacation to move and introduce kitties to Sammy… going well I might add!  Nose touching yesterday! A unique opportunity… A new website coming…. with a shop! So I am shaking things up a bit… and that takes computer time … Continue reading

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Mitchell on the Louis XVI Sofa

I like doing full images more than a hundred… THAT’S what I learned from #oneweek100people. I did this from a picture of Mitchell laying on a fully re-tied spring set. I’m happy with the way it turned out, and wish … Continue reading

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Women’s March Portland Oregon

Along the Willamette River, estimates of 70,000 people wearing brightly colored clothing and umbrellas (not a normal sight in Oregon) in the grey rain. Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, Super5 Frankfurt … Continue reading

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USk: Pepso-Cola Building

I love this loopy building, and now I get to see it whenever I meet my tax gal. Fabriano A4 Watercolor journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document black ink and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … Continue reading

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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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USk: Thurman “Thursday” Garage Doors

Mitchell and I like to walk up Thurman Street sometimes (and should do it more!).  So many old garages and oddities and lovely gardens.  Some of the old garages look like they are never used; the vines cover the doors. … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 27, Pa’s Bolo

This Official Boy Scout Eagle Bolo was my grandfather’s. Pa would be about 116 now, which dates the bolo to the beginning of the scout’s era, circa 1910.  It has the eagle with the two stars flanking the sides, sitting … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 26, Cal Powell’s Cufflinks

Mid-Century Jade Buddha Swank Cufflinks belonged to Mitchell’s Dad. Swank was popular and now is popular with collectors. Now he will be remembered in my book of all our memories! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 25, Bows

Sterling bow earrings are not quite cute, but awfully playful. Wore them to work — I can barely believe that now! Yes I cut the writing out.  Too personal! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon … 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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Bright ideas: Inktober 22 Favorite Sterling

I didn’t set out to draw my jewelry, but as I am selling pieces I had them in a basket and began reaching for them for Inktober.  These two are pieces I wore and wore and wore… My mom said … Continue reading

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