Tag Archives: Mason Monterey

USk: Labor Day in the Finish Studio

Labor Day weekend and we are laborers so we are working… I have new A/C and a new lease on life in my newly cleaned and reorganized studio! I sat close to the door and tried to draw the entire … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 6, Roman

One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones.  A video … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

One of my favorites, the Floral Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon on Vimeo

Special thanks to Drew Nasto for many of the images used that are not historic.   I agree to Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, which you can learn more about by visiting the site, or, visit my web page for … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Eight, Monterey Furniture

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it’s published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story. Oh gads, not quite right. I look a bit like … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, Painting the First Set

This is part of a series for Restore Oregon. Thanks to Drew Nasto, Craig Powell, and for the various locations for allowing me to use historic images to place into sketch format to commemorate the projects! This post shows the … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Back to Studio Work!

 It is good to be back in my finish studio working on paying conservation projects. I have a NPS project due this month. Historic Mason Monterey paper and iron “chandeliers” for the Chateau need to be reproduced.  The original historic … Continue reading

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Our Antique Burro Chair, Monterey Style

I started out to do a little post on painting one of our chairs. Then I realized I was posting about a chair I had also painted — so figured I should post about both restoration, painting the chair and … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Tiffany Chandeliers Mark Pathways

It is unusual for me to start my sketchbook posts with photographs, but this Tiffany chandelier is simply too beautiful. I did not do them justice! They line the hallways and mark entrances to the various rooms, providing a delicate … Continue reading

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