Monthly Archives: January 2015

My “Business” Sketchbook: Chippendale Conservation

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
Above, Mitchell thinking about the various things he has to do to this family heirloom in order to resurrect it from the broken state. The Chippendale sofa’s arm was broken and sagging, leg…

Posted in antiques, conservation techniques, preservation, reparation, restoration techniques, upholstery

My “Business” Sketchbook: Aesthetics Movement Pieces

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
You may remember these sketches; they started me thinking about how many beautiful objects we see daily.  I decided to dedicate one of my new Stillman & Birn sketchbooks to our business.  My…


My “Business” Sketchbook: Webbing Stretchers

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
My commitment to documenting the upholstery studio is ongoing; Palma Rea’s challenge prompted this watercolor sketch. I said no more challenges but her list is too much fun. I chose Mitchell’s webbing stretchers…

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