Details in the Senate Gallery of the Washington State Legislative Building drawn by Kate (while Mitchell slaved away rubbing out the shellac walls).
More drawing challenges in the
Washington State Legislative Building.
Before I went running around, I asked where I could go with the pass we used to get into the Senate office area. It was nice to sit in the Senate Gallery (the balcony for visitors that overlooks the Senate Floor) and draw without being rushed by a guide. It is also one of the places where you can get close to inspect the details of the various dogwood, egg-and-dart, and oak leaf motifs (and the chandeliers,
which I also drew for another day).
The building was finished during the Depression; money to paint the decorative elements was not available.The building was used unpainted until the late 1980’s.
I can’t have watercolors in the building (carpets, marble floors).
I took pictures for color. I am not fond of the colors used in the Legislative Building (salmon, pink, mauve, and wine colors)…
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