My “Business” Sketchbook: Sketching the Senate from the Floor

I forgot to share Monday’s post, where I cried over my running ink! Sketching from the Senate floor!

D.Katie Powell Art

W14 10 21 WA CAP SENATE CHAMBER 1 copyLike my earlier post on drawing the
Senate gallery details, I came around to draw the Senate from a different angle.  I sat on the floor of the first entry arch looking up into one of the corners, in order to catch the overall arch and the large bronze Tiffany chandelier.  The corner of the room intrigued me; the architects cut the edges of the square room
in an odd detail, making more angles to
draw on top of the arches and gallery.

The chandelier reminds me of a candelabra, and that may be what Tiffany intended to inspire.  The state keeps the Senate incredibly dark.  I hear stories of ghost wandering the Senate and can believe it!  Perhaps when the Senate is in session the lights are not set low?

W14 10 21 WA CAP SENATE CHAMBER 20 copyW14 10 21 WA CAP SENATE CHAMBER 22I blocked the basic design out in a Pentalic HB Woodless pencil (Grumbacher).
I was inking details and…

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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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