My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington Capitol Popular View

A quick sketch gone crazy with color of the Washington Legislative Building!

D.Katie Powell Art

W14 10 5 WA Capitol Popular View 3It started with a popular view of the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building.
This is a view that is on all the postcards, all seasons, which I
sketched in early October while we were working in the building.
It’s a wonky sketch, but a nice sketch.

I found it boring.  I wanted to play with the forms.
In my studio I added the watercolor.

About halfway through I thought I had made a mistake.  Then I thought,
“What the hell?!  I ruined it — I might as well mess with it some more!”

Now I like it.  I wish I had an image halfway through to show you!

W14 10 5 WA Capitol Popular View 9Lamy Safari pen with Noodlers Lexington Grey ink;
Daniel Smith + Sennelier watercolors then Pitt pen to bold it . . .


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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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