My “Business” Sketchbook: Outside Torchéres

Another day at the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building!

D.Katie Powell Art

The outside lighting at the Capitol is another one of those parts that must be overlooked
by visitors during the day, who are not drawn to the various sconces and torchéres
because the light does not draw their eyes like the sparkling light of the Tiffany lamps
in the interior spaces.  They are every bit as beautiful, and highly detailed.

I drew onsite, and added water-color in the studio.
I am still overworking my watercolors a tad bit, but I don’t care —
these are all opportunities for learning and I like the effects of the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Minnesota Pipestone and Hematite by Daniel Smith.
The deep green-blue is Phthalo Blue by Sennelier.

Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Delta journal
with a Pitt pens and Daniel Smith / QoR watercolors.
Happy Paint Party Friday and Friday Sketches!


I agree…

View original post 42 more words

About dkatiepowellart

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
This entry was posted in architecture, decorative motifs, history, musings and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

We welcome comments and questions!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.