My “Business” Sketchbook: Ballroom Rug

The lovely State Reception Room carpet is featured in Kate’s watercolors. Grand images of the State Reception Room are also shown. We are in love with this building!

D.Katie Powell Art

W14 10 5 WA Capitol Ballroom Carpet 15DSC00188_2Posting a page I am not 100% happy with.
I may even try again . . .  We’ll get to that!

The carpet in the State Reception Room floored me.
It is so oddly modern when in fact it is a century old.

Meandering big bold flowers in electric wool
colors appear from the tropics!
Not even the touch of mauve against eggplant
bothered me because somehow it all works.

Until recently, this was the largest rug in the world.
Now a Saudi public building has that distinction.

I wanted to give you context on this amazing carpet in the room!

W14 10 5 WA Capitol Ballroom Carpet 5The State Reception Room is closed except to tours (free);  Mitchell snapped images from which to draw.

Initially I intended this to be a sepia page which would hold writing, right.  Watercolors leapt to the page of their own accord.  This is where I got into trouble.

It is…

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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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