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Inky Thots: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … 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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Crescent Moon

Fast ink sketch of Rosh Chodesh, the first night we saw the crescent moon. All those colors came out of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink! I am still finding the ink to have a life of it’s own… so the idea … 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: My Birthday Pen Changed…

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

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USK: The Old Police Stable

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

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USk: Water Towers

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

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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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Trip to Southern Oregon

During the trip from Portland to Southern Oregon down the I-5 corridor I sketched. I’d made a small folding journal from some grey arches paper for the trip. Never at the last minute before a trip take to gluing your … Continue reading

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USk: Williams Shopping Trip

We took a trip to the store on Saturday, not our usual day. Whenever we go to the Williams store we pass by this brightly colored green and purple store, which I thought was a children’s bookstore. Turns out it … 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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USk World-wide Sketchout: Autumn at the Studio

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

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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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