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Tag Archives: Washington State Capitol Legislative Building
Because we are in the middle of expanding our business studio space (and yes, I get a bit bigger art space to boot) I am pulling up old images with a new twist for Thursday Doors, (Check out Norm’s amazing … Continue reading
The State of Washington DAR Flag (DAR = Daughters of the American Revolution) is my subject today for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, drawn from an image taken while assessing the flag for the State of Washington curatorial … Continue reading
I love it when an architect moves you through spaces, making you experience an environment as it was meant to be seen or felt. I also love symmetry, especially in the hands of architects who know how to use it. … Continue reading
I tend to lay down to get ceiling shots. I also tend to take my shoes off anywhere I can. Mitchell caught me taking a picture of the chandelier on my back on the Senate Hallway floor. I have on … Continue reading
I think these are my last lamps for a while. I’m not sure I want to become Kate-light! To draw this last Tiffany chandelier I could stand and rest my notebook on the marble railing, next to Big George. All … Continue reading
It is unusual for me to start my sketchbook posts with photographs, but this Tiffany chandelier is simply too beautiful. I did not do them justice! They line the hallways and mark entrances to the various rooms, providing a delicate … Continue reading
Stepped outside at the end of the day while waiting for Mitchell to fetch me, and decided to do a couple of quick sketches of the two main buildings on campus, the Legislative Building (where we are working) and the … Continue reading
Like my earlier post on drawing the Senate gallery details, I came around to draw the Senate from a different angle. I sat on the floor of the first entry arch looking up into one of the corners, in order … Continue reading
More drawing challenges in the Washington State Legislative Building. Before I went running around, I asked where I could go with the pass we used to get into the Senate office area. It was nice to sit in the Senate … Continue reading
This week at the Washington State Legislative Building I had a good deal of free time, as it was Mitchell doing the lion’s share of the work on the Senator’s offices. In the middle of a dark downpour, (the building … Continue reading
More drawings of the North entrance, with beautiful Corinthian columns, the dome with flanking “tomes”, and many details. Sketched onsite, and watercolors added later. The column was drawn looking up from the edge of the East side of the steps. … Continue reading
It started with a popular view of the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building. This is a view that is on all the postcards, all seasons, which I sketched in early October while we were working in the building. It’s a … Continue reading
The chandeliers are a crowning point in the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building. The architects felt the most important fixtures were those in the north portico, in the rotunda, and in the entry in the south porte cochere, as well … Continue reading
Posting a page I am not 100% happy with. I may even try again . . . We’ll get to that! The carpet in the State Reception Room floored me. It is so oddly modern when in fact it is … Continue reading
The outside lighting at the Capitol is another one of those parts that must be overlooked by visitors during the day, who are not drawn to the various sconces and torchéres because the light does not draw their eyes like … Continue reading
Mitchell 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 … Continue reading
Last Saturday we infilled missing color to the historic shellac. It is one of the few times when Mitchell had time to play a bit more than I did, and he took great images of the details around the Legislative … Continue reading