My “Business” Sketchbook: Aesthetics Movement Pieces

A project that is on-deck right now; a sofa and two chairs from the Aesthetics Movement. Kate’s sketching!

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 first two watercolor sketches were in the Delta book —
it took me a bit to get used to the paper.  S&B stands up to wet washes, which is heavenly.  And this is also an urban sketch — drawing our world, one sketch at a time!
The three pieces are an American Aesthetics Victorian Shield-back settee and two chairs —  a female and male version, or bustle and captain’s chair — circa 1870-1890.

It will be interesting if I have the ability to draw process images of the restoration:  veneer work, finish work, rebuilding the innards using the original materials.  The new showcover is a purple-fuchsia crushed velvet which would be appropriate for the period.  Mitchell’s attention…

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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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