VSW: Genius of Connecticut

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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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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4 Responses to VSW: Genius of Connecticut

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Very nice. And, for the record, she’s the only genius in that building.


  2. loisajay says:

    I think you did a great job–the drape of her gown and the gracefulness of her arms. Very lovely, Katie.


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