Karla’s Chair after Treatment

w16-12-3-kp-chair-sammy-300Shared the before picture of Sammy on Karla’s chair yesterday…
We (MPF Conservation) took the lovely old chair apart, repaired the frame joints,
rebuilt the innards using the original parts, and reupholstered it in the loveliest fabric.
Sammy was not allowed on it after — though Karla’s snuggle in!

fabricI penciled and inked the basic chair, and
added grisaille to begin to define the shadows,
and an undertone of Super5 Australia.
The chair is a deep beautiful color that can
range from dark blood red to pink to maroon
and has an iridescent gold running through it.
I threw down a bright ink with J.Herbin Rouge Hematite, above, and topped it with Diamine Golden Sand, which allowed it to shimmer and toned it by adding a layer of golden-brown.

w16-12-3-kp-chair-7Above, the photographed final image.  You can see why I don’t use
shimmery colors often to paint with — they won’t photograph!


And the scanned image, much more realistic!
All ink, no watercolor!

About dkatiepowellart

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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8 Responses to Karla’s Chair after Treatment

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – you guys do beautiful work – that’s lovely.


  2. loisajay says:

    Very, very pretty, Kate.


  3. bikerchick57 says:

    Well, okay Katie, I guess the “after” IS much better than the before. It’s beautiful. I’m just wondering, though, where is the cat? 😉


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