Category Archives: decorative motifs

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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Creating Random Pattern in a Painted Finish

This is a European Pear wood, Louis XVI, French Empire Sofa from the mid-18th century. The image above is the way it appeared when it arrived in our studio. The frame was well-loved by generations though abuses by upholsterers and … Continue reading

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Process: Circus Ball 4

We left the Circus Ball with four layers of Gamblin Silver Oil Paint. Time to add the Cobalt Blue star! Who says one never uses High School math? Kate used Geometry to create the template for the proper sizes star. … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington State Justice Building

This gallery contains 15 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
My last sketch onsite from earlier in the year, with watercolors added Sunday. It was pouring, our work at the Capitol completed, and we were on our way home. Mitchell wanted to explore…

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My “Business” Sketchbook: The Lion Torchéres

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
At the end of our last day working in the Senate Offices of the Legislative Building on the Washington State Capitol Campus, we crossed the grass in the pouring rain  to the Justice…

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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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My “Business” Sketchbook: Symmetry + South Entrance

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
I love it when an architect moves you through spaces, making you experience an environment as it was meant to be seen or felt.  I also love symmetry, especially in the hands of…

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