My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington State Justice Building

W14 10 22 WA CAP JUSTICE BLDG 1My last sketch onsite from earlier in the year, with watercolors added Sunday.
It was pouring, our work at the Capitol completed, and we were on our way home.
Mitchell wanted to explore the Justice Building.
The Library was lovely and I never got around to drawing in it because
we spent a good amount of time talking with the Librarian.
We had just a little bit of time.

W14 10 22 WA CAP JUSTICE BLDG 4The lamps outside the Justice Building
are perhaps the scariest I’ve ever seen.
Seven sharp stabbing weapon-like details
with fleur-de-lis in between,
all made to look a bit like a tower.
You can almost imagine the princess held prisoner . . .
What were they thinking?
They are the opposite of the lovely Lion Torchéres,
which have such sweetness!
On this page I drew the placement of
the Lion Torchéres on the entry walls.

Images in Stillman & Birn Delta journal onsite with a Caran D’ache watercolor pencil,
followed by a Platinum Preppy fountain pen with Polar Brown Noodlers ink.
Daniel Smith watercolors added in studio.


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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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1 Response to My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington State Justice Building

  1. Reblogged this on Mpfconservation's Blog and commented:

    My last image sketching onsite, this from the Washington State Capitol Justice Building. Scary torchéres!


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