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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
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
doodle flowers draw it down keep moving don’t think too much… 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. … Continue reading
Sitting in brown skies is getting to me… Had to stop drawing fires skies and move to posies… They lift the spirit to doodle them… Making my own field up, flowers that won’t grow together and oh they make … Continue reading
Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work; In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor. Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest … Continue reading
From an image, because the Quince is not here YET. I am ready for any beauty at this point, though I loved the snow a few days ago. Don’t despair, look for the gems in every day. To hear about … Continue reading
When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading
A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading
On smooth Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook paper I sketched this bright red flower, then touched the waterbrush to the lines, sometimes dipping back into the ink. I may be getting the hang of working with ink with fewer blooms>. *as in … Continue reading
From young to old, fading… When the peonies are young they are firm and vibrant. So easy to fall in love with them. When they get older, and begin to fade, I love to watch the lessening of vitality. I … Continue reading
Happy 4th for those who celebrate! I’ll post my 4th drawings tomorrow… Experiments with new inks, and new pens, TWSBI and Jinhao with Goulet nibs. *okay i cheated no watercolors but all with brush as if!* This Monteverde Chariote needs … Continue reading
Loving the options of the two types of Hahnemühle Post Cards! Cold pressed on the left, above, and rough on the right. I found a way in to painting without line-work through a fellow painter, Tom Brudzinski… His is more … Continue reading
It is such fun to try handmade paints from JazperStardust and PfeifferArt. I played with them in posies on Hahnemühle post cards… I use masking for ease, and to get the white dots at the end… Jazper’s Lapis up against … Continue reading
New Nostalgie Journal… at the new moon I played with pen and a wet brush and moved the Nemosine inks around… After they dried I added watercolor to deepen. Made up flowers are posies! I try to do SOMETHING daily! … Continue reading