Tag Archives: #mpfconservation

Inktober, 11 Gilt Chair

Once a year I give the old brush pen a try. I’ve had the same pens for four years and they are wet and lovely because they are NEVER used. I like the sexy sexy lines they allow but I … Continue reading

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Inktober, 10 Rosewood Table

Quick sketch while working in the finish room today, of a lovely carved decorative *gads you know when you can’t find the right word and it is in your brain and you know it will come to you days after … Continue reading

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Chinese Lion Guards

We get such interesting projects in the studio. These pocket-sized Chinese Lion Guards were beautiful after treatment. I drew her in De Atramentis Document Brown ink. After grisaille work in Lexington Grey ink, I began layering watercolors. Posting images taken … Continue reading

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I Lost the Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 3 Crowe Estate Highboy

Lately I’ve been sketching design motifs in the studio; Mason Monterey is one of my favorite decorative lines and I rarely paint them! This estate of historic Mason Monterey is for sale by MPF Conservation. The sketches are from the … Continue reading

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Journaling the DAR Washington State Flag

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … Continue reading

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MPF Conservation: Washington State Flag First Drafts, Paper

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading

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