After completing a book manuscript, I launched into more painting, starting with several chippy-looking radiators like this one.  I used a lead test kit before scraping all the loose, scaling paint, which uncovered an early layer of dusty pink and a child’s penciled-in daisy. It took about 3 coats of paint to properly cover all after […]


I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to replicate a pair of Whistler’s famed peacocks. The Peacock Room was originally painted in 1877 by Whistler for a less-than-appreciative London shipping merchant.   Though Whistler was stiffed on the bill, he proclaimed rather prophetically that his peacocks and their room would outlive the deadbeat capitalist. Which they have. […]