Category Archives: art

Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline Banner

Growing up in Southern California, the home of the automobile, I remember fondly this emblem as a kid! The Texaco Fire Chief Banner was in excellent condition, but dirty and creased. The back appeared to have been dropped into dirt, … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 5, Determining How-to

I am adept at painting, and adept at finishes on furniture: shellac, oil finishes, painted finishes, etc. As an artist my chosen medium are acrylics and watercolors, oil on shellacked paper, mixed media, on canvas and paper. I’ve never painted … Continue reading

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Conservation of Mason Monterey Tinoco Bedside Stand

We were to conserve and restore a Mason Monterey side table with the charming, funny and valuable Juan Tinoco horses on the drawer front.  This is a project that included conservation/preservation (cleaning dirt and mold from the paint, and affixing … Continue reading

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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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Our Antique Burro Chair, Monterey Style

This gallery contains 17 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
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…

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K is for Ken Ellis’s Embroidered Textile Art: A-to-Z Challenge

We had the pleasure to conserve two pieces of Ken Ellis’ textile art for a private collector: the Shore Family, above, and Elizi Danto, bottom.  It was a simple treatment, to clean as best we could some staining from a … Continue reading

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