Shared 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!
I 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.
Above, 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!
Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Lamy Al-Star
with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Fineline Masking Fluid, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink,
De Atramentis Document Brown ink, Super5 Australia & Dublin(Amazon when they have it or buy from Europe), Diamine and J.Herbin Iridescent inks.
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That annoying loud-mouth editor/critic in your head? GONE! How great would that be?
Wow – you guys do beautiful work – that’s lovely.
Aw shucks thanks!
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Very, very pretty, Kate.
Thank you Lois! You on FB?
I am not.
K. Just checking!
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? 😉
That pic is in her hourse and I did not see her cats that day… but you can rest assured their sleek little bodies have enjoyed it!
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