USk: MPFC Finish Studio


Every so often I
like to sketch
our studio rooms.
This is primarily
my finish room, where
I work conserving objects.
I use our own mixed
shellac and (primarily oil)
paints to bring
back dead finishes.

You can see one of the first sketches I did of my then “new” finish room,
from 2014 right!  I’ve loosened and gain confidence!


Images I painted of my family members a couple of decades ago are on the walls,
so my California ancestors (fourth generation) keep me company.
And the occasional goddess, either Buddhist or early mother-Celtic goddess.
I am shellacking a tabletop under my painting, above,
and the small bedside table to the left had water damage to flower decals
on the tabletop from a leaking room , which I restored using oil paints.
They were pleased, which is always so nice.


Now I sketch looser, faster, but still have lots of detail in my images,
though I could have kept going and maybe everything should have been drawn…
But this was on a break while shellacking, so there you are.

I was shellacking my own family’s Eastlake table above,
and the cabinet on its back is a Buddhist altar from a client.
Pieces of colorful Mason Monterey are around the room.

Look back to the last time I sketched this room:
USk: Labor Day in the Finish Studio is from 2017, and I sketched roughly the same view…
I had lots of painted Monterey furniture in the studio then
and still do, though different pieces!
Now the table in this sketch sits outside my studio door.
The old sketch showed the furniture levitating!  AAACK!

Look back to the last time I sketched this room:
USk: Labor Day in the Finish Studio is from 2017, and I sketched roughly the same view…
I had lots of painted Monterey furniture in the studio then
and still do, though different pieces!
Now the table in this sketch sits outside my studio door.
The old sketch showed the furniture levitating!  AAACK!

Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Sennelier, Holbein, DS Primatek and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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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