My Business Sketchbook: Our Holiday Card

W14 CHRISTMAS CARD 17It was fun to create a holiday card this year, the end of my first year of watercolors!
I had good models in a late 19th century chair from a set that will be conserved next year, and our cats, keeping us company in the offices as we work this season.

The chair is American, from the Aesthetic Movement.
It’s innards are intact, which is wonderful, and the finish is original, if damaged.
It’s worn fabric will be replaced with a lovely wine-colored velvet in
the new year after the internals are conserved and repaired and retied.

With those clients who are willing, our studio cats are allowed to curl into
the dusty old fabrics and “own” the pieces until it is time to begin work on them.
They think we bring these old pieces in just for them!

W14 CHRISTMAS CARD 14Images in Stillman & Birn Delta journal with a Caran D’ache watercolor pencil,
followed by a Platinum Preppy fountain pen with Polar Brown Noodlers ink.
Daniel Smith watercolors added in studio.


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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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7 Responses to My Business Sketchbook: Our Holiday Card

  1. Reblogged this on Mpfconservation's Blog and commented:

    Our holiday card in the making!


  2. Geckostone says:

    Beautiful painting, so delightful, I love it! Deb


  3. patsy says:

    Wow! I love it! What a great holiday card! A blessed Advent season to you from all the way here in the Philippines! patsy


  4. Cindy Dauer says:

    Too cute! And I totally love that fancy chair, and so well done. 🙂


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