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Remembering 9-11

I created this last year on 9-11. Just couldn’t post it, don’t know why. Now, maybe, with the state of the world it is time. This was a frightening day for us. At the time there was no facebook, no … Continue reading

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VSW: Quibao

Virtual Sketchwalk (group on Facebook) from our Shanghai walk, led by Aniko; this is from the town of Quibao. I had the flu when doing these and made mistakes, oh well, and one of them is I put Aliska on … Continue reading

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VSW: Pudong Skyline

Pudong from images by Aniko Szedlak for our FB group, Virtual Sketchwalk. I think I’ve not painted a night scene before and this was a huge challenge… And also came very close to complete Direct Watercolor. I am okay with … Continue reading

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VSW: Direct Watercolor vs My old Style

These paintings are from the Shanghai walk in Virtual Sketchbook… I am showing them together because it show two different approaches to similar images. Above, how I start the two images tells where they are going. On the left, I … Continue reading

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VSW: Shanghai Temple

When sitting waiting, I also take a couple images from our Virtual Sketchwalk group along in case the view is boring… This one from our Shanghai walk! What is one the facing page? My quick recipe i wrote in the … Continue reading

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VSW: Porto Gate

Detail of a gate in Porto Portugal, which was so so charming I hung onto it until I could sketch it. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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VSW Windmill

Reference image of a windmill at the Dalles in Oregon was taken by me on one of our rambles exploring the Columbia River towns on both sides of the river. The colors translated nicely into this sketch to showoff Robert … Continue reading

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VSW: Walk to New Seasons

We sometimes walk to New Seasons Market in NW Portland from our studio. Snapped some images of our walk and sketched this layout across two pages. Before I started the watercolors, I used a diluted grey waterproof ink to place … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book

My new journal is an A5 landscape Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book, and it is not only a new journal, it is a new brand from Hahnemühle! I’ve had it for a bit and been testing it out.  I LOVE … Continue reading

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Easter Cherry Blossoms

Very late in posting… The cherries are nearly ripe! (Not really.) The thing about the cherry blossoms in the park is that they are not only a feast for the eyes but sometimes you can smell their fragrance… Also, they … Continue reading

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Sketching for Clientele

I LOVE documenting our studio life in my sketchbooks, and some projects are so sketch-worthy with their baubles and trims and bright colors! I also use my sketchbook as a way to communicate with our clients from time to time, … Continue reading

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Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS!  YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People Troublemaker Ink Makers

I fell in love with the image of the two men who created Troublemaker Inks. Image courtesy of http://www.pennoob.com. As I said, I am really enjoying slowing down and being interested in the outcome of the people I am drawing, … Continue reading

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Goals for 1 Week 100 People 2020

My first year I hated it and said screw this challenge after one or  two days. Last year (third year) I really pushed to do 100 people. I didn’t enjoy it because I hated the push to speed… But I … Continue reading

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VSW: Matahorn, 1960

My first trip to Disneyland (I was five) I wanted to go on the overhead buckets and all the roller-coasters, including the Matahorn.  My mom would not go on any of them. In fact, no one in my family loves … Continue reading

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VSW: Cinderella’s Chariot

Magic!  Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading

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VSW: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland — and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959. For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories. In grades 7-12 in So cal, if … Continue reading

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VSW: Paris Street

Paris walk in Virtual Sketchwalk… this image from Joyce Harbin Cole. As I remember Paris, colorful and crowded in an intimate way. Ink painting… I am loving using inks in my sketchbook! Quick, not thinking too much, middle-of-the-night. To hear … Continue reading

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