She is called
the “Genius of Connecticut”
located in the
Connecticut State Capitol Building.
Keeping with quick studies,
I used DeAtramentis
Document Brown for line.
I began a slow buildup of
DEA Doc Brown ink (brunaille)
in a waterbrush to create her body.
About 30 minutes
(stepped away for drying time…)
Lighter wash of the same, next..
Grisaille with Noodler’s Lexington Grey — not dark enough.
(Did I say I hate this paper?)
Quin Gold… I am not fond of iridescent gold…
I don’t know that I did this lovely statue justice.
She is graceful and beautiful and she looks a bit like a ghoul here!
I’ve tried to find out more about this goddess-like statue but so far,
only her history, not her inspiration.
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Fabriano Watercolor journal (don’t recommend),
Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Da Vinci, Holbein, and DS Primatek and Daniel Smith Watercolors,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink and De Atramentis Document Brown ink
in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes.
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There are a few more notes/pointers on our first walk through Laguna Beach, California.
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Very nice. And, for the record, she’s the only genius in that building.
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I think you did a great job–the drape of her gown and the gracefulness of her arms. Very lovely, Katie.
Thank you! Love that red!