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Studio Urban Sketching

Urban Sketchers has never allowed people who were stuck at home for either surgery or recouping or just unable to get out due to their medical issues to sketch their environment.  After being laid up literally on my back for … Continue reading

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USk: Quimby UHaul

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

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USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park

Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now. Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids. They are so delicate… This year the rains came later and that is good… blossoms stayed put for days! I had … Continue reading

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USk: Valentine’s At HEM23

Following on the discussion I was having about how other creatives shape our art, recently an urban sketcher was reiterating how it is not right to ink at the location and add colors later… the colors are not true from … Continue reading

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Inktober 14, USk Anna Bannana’s

No, not spelling it wrong. Anna Bannana’s Cafe in St. John’s is where Aussie Debi and I went for Turkey Panini and coffee! I must have a bottle of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink… I am addicted to his inks!  Indigo, … Continue reading

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Inktober 5, USk Ross Island Bridge

It started with a sketch looking north at the Ross Island Bridge while waiting to see a client, a beautiful fall day. In anticipation of Inktober coming, I also had a waterbrush filled with diluted grey ink. Watercolors back in … Continue reading

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USk: Pelikan Hub 2018

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

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USk: Broadway Bridge

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

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USk: Trip to Lacey Washington

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

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Our Smokey Summer

Smoke. I’ve been sketching/journaling, just no time to format and post. This was a miserable summer but of course, hard to complain because others were losing their homes, businesses and environment, we just had smoke. Grisaille above, with watercolor topped … Continue reading

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I Lost the Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading

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USk: Cherry Blossoms

Every year I am too busy OR the rains hit so fast that the blossoms drop. This year I caught them! I was out doing some disgusting errands with Mitchell *IRS, SSI, government, ugh* when we came upon the riverfront … Continue reading

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Usk: Sellwood

Wednesday we made a day of buying eyeglass frames, lunch out, and shopping in Sellwood. Apparently in my mind today Mitchell has a round face!  AAACK! The Monkey Fist was yummy *when is brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans ever NOT … Continue reading

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USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk. I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later — I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees… now that … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Tree

We were going to a client meeting before the leaves dropped, and the Lake Oswego trees were exceptional! I had a chance to sketch before coming back to the studio.I tried this technique unsuccessfully (not what I was going for, … Continue reading

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Inktober, 19 Workers

Diamine Ancient Copper ink sketch out the studio window… They seem to be always working and never getting anything done… For years! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new and improved dkatiepowellart.com and sign … Continue reading

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Inktober, 13 DeNoble Farms

Dancing light started this watercolor on top of the inked drawing on this page of sketches. I had to add lavender for her. This little stack of pennies on the edge of a stoop I could not get out of … Continue reading

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Inktober, Dancing Light Lavender

She makes a great lip balm and essential oil. Passing her is always happy because her stall smells amazing and she is happy. I had to color her.  It was essential! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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