Above, Mitchell thinking about the various things he has to do to this
family heirloom in order to resurrect it from the broken state.
The Chippendale sofa’s arm was broken and sagging, leg broken,
parts of the frame broken, and it was badly in need of having its innards conserved. At the client’s home, from an image.
Below, after the conservation, with a new embroidered cotton velvet showcover. Possibly one of my favorite pieces he ever conserved, it was edible!
Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Delta journal with a Preppie pen and Noodler’s Ink
and Daniel Smith watercolors with Prismacolor pencils.
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A Chippendale sofa in our studio caught my eye; Mitchell does such beautiful work!
Remarkable! This work must be so satisfying. Bravo!
It is. The biggest shame is that people don’t know what a good upholsterer is compared to one who uses really cheap materials. They pay the price . . .
Beautiful sketches Kate!!!
Love your watercolor journals. Expressive and lively color just beautiful!
Lovely work – Happy PPF!
Great sketches! Valerie
Thank you all so much! Off to visit those of you I don’t know . . .
I dream of being able to do watercolor anything, and yours are lovely! So I should maybe look at more of them and maybe I will pick up some pointers.
I visited your site and enjoyed your post on your marriage.
Yes, stick around, follow me — I post good links too! Drawing/painting daily is key — even if it is while you are waiting for the tires ot be rotated, your husband to come out of the hardware store, etc.
The best thing to do is to pick up a book on seeing (not drawing, seeing) and there are a couple I recommend (Sketch or Artists Journal Workshop or Drawing might be good starters): https://dkatiepowellart.me/2015/01/06/my-picks-for-the-best-books-part-one/
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I do love to sketch. Thanks for the book links.
Wow beautiful furniture images! The newly finished piece in particular with such a terrific pattern.
Thanks Cindy; it is one of my favorites of all time. Wanted to keep it!