My “Business” Sketchbook: Urban Sketching at Capitol Park

A second installment about our trips to the Washington State Capitol, through my artist’s eyes!

D.Katie Powell Art

Last Saturday we infilled missing color to the historic shellac.  It is one of the few times when Mitchell had time to play a bit more than I did, and he took great images of the details around the Legislative Building (which I will paint!)  On our way out we took a drive to Capitol Park, a lovely park below the Washington State Capitol.  I had just enough time to paint the Capitol on an early autumn day before heading back home.

2014 9 28 WA CAPITOL FROM PARK WC JRNL 2The first time through I sketched then laid in color, above.
The second watercolor I simply dropped colors quickly.
I have my favorite of the two — do you?

2014 9 28 WA CAPITOL FROM PARK WC JRNL2 1Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Delta journal
with a Brown-Black Uni-ball pen and Daniel Smith / QoR watercolors.


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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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