My “Business” Sketchbook: At the Capitol

W14 9 24 WA CAPITOL 307:309 BANNERMy sketches on location!

D.Katie Powell Art

We’ve been working to the point where I’ve had little time to paint or
even sketch, however, we’ve been in a place I wanted to sketch:
we’ve been repairing historic shellac on the wainscot of two offices in the Legislative Building in the Washington State Capitol complex.

W14 9 24 WA CAPITOL 307:309 1 copy_2DSC00113I had two opportunities to sketch
last weekend — about twenty minutes each.

Mitchell’s ladder was blocking the
wainscoting I needed to repair;
I took advantage and sketched him on the ladder.

I took images in order to add
watercolor back in the studio; I didn’t dare attempt watercolors in the Senate area

DSC00127The carpets are so beautiful:
Rhododendrons and Dogwoods.
Dogwoods are one of my favorite flowers;
they remind me of my grandma.

The details in the doors, ceilings
and lamps are amazing.
I’ve not seen such a beautiful building in a long time.  Graceful and tasteful, just enough glitz!

Mitchell also…

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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