Tag Archives: watercolor

Lifting Paint

I’ve heard of lifting paint but never tried it. I didn’t like the looks of the heavy gouache on the nose of the Pinto Pony, and so I thought I’d give it a try. I carefully and gently used a … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary

Why is it harder to sketch when the subject is “important”? We were married 20 years ago in a sweet colorful ceremony. When I wanted to draw our ceremony I am afraid my poor people drawing skills kicked in and … Continue reading

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VSW: Porto

The colors and textures of the buildings drew me to the image. Middle of the night from images of Porto, from Virtual Sketchwalk on FB. Omigoddess I have never overworked any image like I did this one… I just kept … Continue reading

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VSW: Galway Blue

The deep blue of the water drew me to the image in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep.  Fast sketch in the middle of the night from images from Virtual Ribble on FB. Hahnemühle 100# Cotton Watercolour … Continue reading

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30 Posies: 24th Avenue Camelias

This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching…. sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night! Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor. 24th Avenue is … Continue reading

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Roe V Wade

Maybe I’ll lose some followers… Maybe I’ll gain some followers… but I support a woman’s right to choose. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading

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Shells

I have a beautiful soft green Roseville bowl of my grandmother’s that is filled with shells. Some are found, years of beachcombing as a kid, but some are from a trip my mom and I took to the Monterey Bay … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach 1950

  Inspired from an old postcard from the fifties, and I wanted to do it because my mom and dad honeymooned in their second marriage (a looong story, not interesting except to family) but in a nutshell married, three boys, … 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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USk: MPFC Finish Studio

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

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Echinacea

Pink echinacea from a photo… And a lovely quote to remember from Ani Pema Chodron: “We can  make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.” We can also make ourselves and others … Continue reading

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Tools: Schminke Supergranulating Paints

☾ I wanted to try Schminke’s Supergranulating paints.  I liked the idea of two or more pigments that separate through granulation when painted. I bought nine of them, along with Schminke’s pan set “Wintertide” of 10 basic colors, plus two … Continue reading

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Dragon

I think this is what they call blurple… Dragon’s Night… a blue-purple! This dragon sports it nicely, doncha think? It seems to glow under the flash, above! A new color for me, and I’ll do lots more sketching with it! … Continue reading

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Ukraine Faces

The war in Ukraine bothers me so… Sketching the lovely faces on the internet is a way to connect when I feel so unempowered to do anything, and marks this wartime. I cannot comprehend why we are again walking through … Continue reading

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Tools: My Current Palette

Whenever I start a new journal, I always record my current main watercolor palette. I have a few palettes for specific tasks, but this is the largest main palette with a mix of a few Daniel Smith Primateks and many … 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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30 Posies: Violas

Yesterday you saw my loosey-goosey sketch of orange and purple pansies. Today I am taking you through what the architect in me paints! Seriously, there are two artists battling it out daily, and one is a very precise architect who … Continue reading

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Violas, 1

About says it all…. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle … Continue reading

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