Friday, February 26, 2021

Experimenting with squares

 I wanted to experiment some so I cut up small squares from a magazine, then spread some glue on a 9x12 watercolor paper and then dropped the squares onto the paper, gluing them where they fell. Then using a tulip idea drew the tulips and painted it in gouache. I started out with a watery wash at first, then built up the gouache. Is different but was a fun experiment.



Thursday, February 25, 2021

New paintings and sketches

 I am behind again so I am going to make one post ...with the new work. The people were painted with gouache.















Monday, January 25, 2021

Cheap Joe’s on;one courses.

I was invited to,teach sketching online under cheap joes platform.

March 15,17,19th.  I Am so excited and honored.

It will be three days with day In between so the Students can practice or catch up.

Come join in and have fun learning about sketching,sketchbooks, ink and watercolor. 





https://www.cheapjoes.com/suzy-powell-virtual-art-workshop-make-your-mark-in-sketchbooks-march-15-17-and-19-2021.html




Sunday, January 24, 2021

A New Year!

 We survived 2020 so we are already halfway thru January. We got our COVID vaccine last week, so we are waiting for the 2nd round. I have done some gouache portraits. 

I have figured out that you put down the first couple of layers like it’s watercolor.  Then you can go thicker as you apply paint.  Your worst enemy in my opinion is drops of water from the handle of the brush, especially if you have several layers  however you can take a damp brush and work on the edges and it fixes it  [

I did the first one then I needed to practice because I was going to Demo it so I did the one with the eye chart  then I did the one with the blue shirt for the online demo.

I did the clown using the gouache too.




 









Saturday, November 28, 2020

Mary and Joseph

 I love doing a new Christmas painting each year.  This year is Mary and Joseph.




Monday, November 23, 2020

Summer Time

 Living on the farm makes you realize how much you need and love tractors! The sound, the smell, the memories! Not to mention we have John Deere tractors.What a wonderful life it is on the farm, even in the really hard years you still love it.  We live on the Powell Family farm, and live in the farm house that was put here in 1954.  I have loved living here even though I wasn't raised on the farm.  It has been a wonderful life raising our 2 kids!




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Memories of our Mom's

 This painting makes me think of my Mother and Kens Mother.  My mom sewed all the time

as did Ken's Mom but Kens did a lot of cut work embroidery.  This was poured with liquid acrylic.





Experimenting with squares

 I wanted to experiment some so I cut up small squares from a magazine, then spread some glue on a 9x12 watercolor paper and then dropped th...