My “Business” Sketchbook: Torchére

W14 9 24 WA CAPITOL TORCHEREMitchell took great images of object details around the Legislative Building, and the torchére caught my eye.  Not the same as painting in front of it, but fun nonetheless.
I began with a detailed sketch, and almost left it alone, but color is my thang so
I took the risk.  I like the gentle washes and think they add to the page.

2014 9 24 WA CAPITOL TORCHERE 3And the images these details came from:

door to the senate

Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Delta journal
with a Brown-Black Uni-ball pen and Daniel Smith / QoR watercolors.


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4 Responses to My “Business” Sketchbook: Torchére

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Mighty and majestic! I like your drawings much better than the real thing on the wall because they are far more subtle. The wash is perfect 🙂 you rock!


  2. Sammy D. says:

    PS torchere has always been one of my favorite words to say. Rolls off my tongue.


  3. Pingback: My “Business” Sketchbook: Symmetry + South Entrance | D.Katie Powell Art

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