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Oh gads what to do when the sketching is not happening? I try to give my babies a fair shake and finish them, but this one I finally gave up on and splashed a little color on and called it … Continue reading
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
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
The evening the rains came after the Eagle Creek fire, I felt so blessed. Skies which were grey with smoke and ash falling, suddenly had the blue of night. Actual color, yellow from the setting sun and the green of … Continue reading
Labor Day weekend and we are laborers so we are working… I have new A/C and a new lease on life in my newly cleaned and reorganized studio! I sat close to the door and tried to draw the entire … Continue reading
What can I say… it is outside my office window. Feeling stuck, I turn to a material I rarely use, Watercolor charcoal big fat pencil. If that won’t loosen you up — having no control with a fat dull tip … Continue reading
Somehow I have to sketch every day… Nothing special, a doodle in front and in the lecture hall. I felt like I was coming down with something by the end of the day… so a very half-hearted attempt to finish!! … Continue reading
Gads I even remembered to post the pic of me drawing… as I now have a phone on me. This will probably be the first and last time, but my husband is so sweet… About to become dueling phones… Stillman … Continue reading
The new construction in Portland is rather depressing. Here is the welcoming plaza between two buildings. Not one plant. BTW, I added the green and brown… Could not stand all that grey and I am a fan of the color…. … Continue reading
A complicated little house not far from the Moreton Bay Fig. Not easy, lotsa mistakes…. Logic (an architectural drawing) is easier. Not my style anymore… and little fun for me! I release those days! Relying on seeing leads to charming … Continue reading
Mitchell’s mom ran the Chili Hut in Santa Paula… When I sketched the building where it was I put a couple of women in dresses as they might have been then and used a 50’s style car (made up of … Continue reading
“Grisaille (/ɡrᵻˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrᵻˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] ‘grey’) is a term for a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour… A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, [or] as underpainting … working … Continue reading
Working to finish up a journal I don’t like. Not because of the paper — Strathmore paper is good paper. The journal is not falling apart (I’ve stuck with THOSE.) No, this is because the Strathmore Journal has a strange … Continue reading
I’ve been processing a wild and woolly trip to So Cal. I’ll be posting items out of order, that is for sure. I’m adding color to many, and some are images from photos taken. Starting with Tooling around Mitchell’s home … Continue reading
I took a moment yesterday late to draw the door itself in this beautiful building that reminds me so of the Brentwood area of Southern California. I am finishing up images of this building that I will post later, but … Continue reading
Another “urban” sketch of wine fields around the central California area. I created a loose pencil sketch, and came in hard with pencil for shadow in the vineyards. No pen work. I was able to use my new KWZ Foggy … Continue reading
We had a mixed trip, both good and harried horrendous crazy-making. Our client loved our delivery. Always good. I’ve forgotten about California traffic (Portlanders, hear me now, you have NO right to complain!) and now they are also crazy as … Continue reading