Thursday Doors: Justice Building Front Doors

W14 10 22 WA ST JUSTICE BLDG 16For Thursday Doors, I am looking at the Washington State Capitol
Justice Building interior is more pink-mauve than the Legislative building
(see the top shell scroll), and perhaps it is because it was painted at a later date.
This detracts just a bit from the beauty of this lovely building,
but that may be just me — I am not a lover of these colors.

The front door is lovely, and the building is so dark it was hard to get a picture,
but I drew some of the decorative brass detailing, below.  As you approach the doors, the torchéres which flank the outside are perhaps the scariest lights I’ve ever seen (below).
On the inside, the most beautiful brass lion torchéres flank the doors (below).

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 The Torchéres of Mordor (my name for them!)

W14 10 22 WA CAP JUSTICE LION TORCH 12Lion Torchéres

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Stillman & Birn Delta Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Preppie Pen,
Noodler’s ink, and Daniel Smith, Sennelier, and Holbein watercolors.

        

 ©D. Katie Powell.
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14 Responses to Thursday Doors: Justice Building Front Doors

  1. Fran says:

    The architecture from that era was magnificent. I have some photos of a government building in Buffalo, N.Y. that are similar. I must find them and try to draw them.

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    It’s truly amazing the amount of detail work that went into these. They really don’t make them like this anymore…mostly because no one can afford to 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful Kate. I think I’ve actually seen these in person. I toured the capital area when I lived in Seattle, but I don’t have any photos. Thanks for the memory.

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  4. Excellent doors and drawings.

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  5. joey says:

    Really gorgeous doors and assorted trappings, but I prefer/ love the sketches you’ve added to the post. Lovely personal detail.

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  6. bikerchick57 says:

    That’s a beautiful door, Katie. I love the glass windows above and all of the detailing. And, of course, your artwork does it complete justice.

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