Tag Archives: #Portlandoregon

USk: NW Portland USPS

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

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VSW: Sheree’s Naners

This post is about taking a sketch to a finished watercolor, or an idea to a commissioned piece. Sheree, a friend from high school, posted a photo of her banana tree, above left. I was intrigued by the color, especially … Continue reading

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Taking Classes

I enjoy taking classes — the camaraderie, and also, even if I know a lot about the subject, I always learn something. This was a class by Pat Southern Pearce, called Paperbag Blossoms.  Pat often sketches on toned paper; that … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

For me, the end of summer shows itself when our local peaches are gone. We just took delivery on three dozen yellow peaches and so, summer is over. White peaches are earlier, lovely and fleeting. Yellow peaches are in for … Continue reading

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VSW: Luis Barragán, 2

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

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30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 3

The month of June is when many watercolorists around the world participate in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge, created by Marc Homes and Uma Kelker. Rules are simple:  Each day post one watercolor, but no sketching, no inking, no pencil, … Continue reading

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1950 Ford F-1

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

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VSW: Walk to New Seasons

We sometimes walk to New Seasons Market in NW Portland from our studio. Snapped some images of our walk and sketched this layout across two pages. Before I started the watercolors, I used a diluted grey waterproof ink to place … Continue reading

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New Black Moon, Dragons Night

New Moon today at 1:28 pm PST. This new moon is also a Black Moon, meaning the second New Moon in a month. There is also a solar eclipse, so I think it is safe to say the heavens will … Continue reading

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USk: NW Vaughn St

East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading

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USk: NW Wilson St

In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading

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Rona2: One More

  I thank several photographers for posting almost the same iconic image of the police lined up nightly before they declare a riot and go after protesters. The TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink, and a Nemosine (no … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rallies Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram,and thank her for the images. I still work full time in our business and we have a war going on in our city between right-wingers, law enforcement, and blacks. I’ve not seen … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Seven

I think it is working… or maybe it is that I am just moving my pen, making marks, and that lifts depression? But bold and bright is here to stay! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Six

Oriental poppies coming in these watery flavors are just delicious… I found an image of a field of poppies and picked out two to draw… finding them in the field was a meditation… You can see I used them in … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Five

Morgan Harper Nichols lovely quote was a needed reminder! “i am worthy of the time it takes to do the things that heal my heart.” She is on IG @morganharpernichols…. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Four

doodle flowers this one was white but that just bored me so I got to play god/dess and wrap that pretty shape in yellow and oranges and cheerful colors! right now several days are attacking at once and each day … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Three

This little pen changed everything. Vintage Pelikan P20 Twist Fountain Pen (while they are still available) with its soluble black ink and a nib that slides on the paper (for about $10) is such a joy! I use the empty … Continue reading

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