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Ink and watercolor. Detail. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle Watercolour … Continue reading
I love inkpainting, but I’ve been stalled a bit on my own growth as a watercolorist… I am actually a bit bored. Not that I am very very good — but I have a handle on watercolors after playing with … Continue reading
What do you do with a really bad drawing in your nice new art journal? I started this on a day of talking and talking and a little sketching with an art friend. We went to the Pittock Mansion to … Continue reading
Tried a new way to sketch on site. I had several TWSBIs with me, and sketched the Williamette River view from our client’s home while Mitchell talked to her about her furniture. After we left, I used a waterbrush to … Continue reading
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
After acupuncture, we walked to Hem 23 for a great Vietnamese meal. We ordered way to much food for the table — I had no idea! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading
I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading
I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading
I’ve been getting my pens in shape for Inktober. I had received a Goulet nib in the mail and was out sketching the water tower in NE Portland… The dang Conklin nib is sooooo awful, I switched it between sketches. … Continue reading
The 2018 Pelikan Hub happened Friday night. My first time, and wow I will never miss another. It happened at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne. Oddly, my sketch while waiting for it to start (after dinner) is in Robert Oster’s … Continue reading
Traffic has a few good points… I added watercolor later, and after I bought a couple of new colors. I swear I am never ever going to be seduced by a Daniel Smith color name again. “Burgundy Yellow Ochre”??? I … Continue reading
Trip across the big wide Columbia to make a presentation in Lacey, Washington. Labor day the bridge was very slow due to traffic; this meant I could draw while Mitchell drove. Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink is becoming a go-to … Continue reading
Walk to the market from the studio. A fire hydrant with a tree growing round it…. I want them to retire the hydrant not touch the tree! And this ends another World Watercolor Month! My takeaway from this year is … Continue reading
Waiting for Mitchell at the KP optometrist, after I picked up my glasses. We can see our studio from the window, though it is too tiny to draw! Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night … Continue reading
Cello Man plays at the entrance to PSU Saturday Market. We enjoy him, and have often given him money. I think there is an unwritten rule or agreement about the musicians, because rarely does one drown out another or move … Continue reading
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