Art by Jeff Knecht

US Capitol Dome

01 Mar 2009

Sunday morning in the U.S. means political talk shows on every major network. And every one of them, it seems, is set against a backdrop of the U.S. Capitol Dome.

I’m thinking that March will be a good month to really work on learning to use watercolors. This painting was done using 2 colors (Winsor Blue and Yellow Ochre) from my Cotman travel set (my thanks to Kate Johnson and Phyllis who commented on my last post that I should use less water). I purposely left the colors largely unmixed just see what the effect would be.

I really admire the work done by the contributors over at Urban Sketchers, and I look forward to warmer weather so I can get outside to sketch some architecture. In the meantime, I have plenty of work to do.