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Tag Archives: Urban Sketchers Portland
Every so often I like to sketch our studio rooms. This is primarily my finish room, where I work conserving objects. I use our own mixed shellac and (primarily oil) paints to bring back dead finishes. You can see one … Continue reading
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
Tibetan Windhorse Flags from my donations to Save Tibet organized my gratitude entries this week… nice to be back in my hand-sized journal…. Cooling Rains. I’ve always been a fan of rain, and the heat wave breaking with cool rains … Continue reading
That’s a winner… Mitchell! Okay I thought I’d do the 100-faces-in-a-week. I’m not terrible with faces, I just am not too interested in drawing them. So here is one day of that, and no more. Can’t do challenges just because … 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
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 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
Sammy in the upholstery studio… He even has his own chair, the Moon and Stars chair. Black cats are not easy to paint. Black on black on black… Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … Continue reading
My last entry for World Watercolor Month! My entire month! Next year, I’ll do them both again! ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.
Mitchell Boy Train Yogananda Destiny. All in the color orange…. Cherished Blogfest Starts today! July 29, 30, 31! Tell us about a cherished object: post a painting / drawing / photo, and in 500 words or less, tell us why … Continue reading