Sep 22nd, 2010 | | Colour Services | 2 Comments

The Royal Warrant

A Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition to people or companies who have supplied goods or services to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. Today there are around 850 Royal Warrant...

Sep 3rd, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

From the Scaffold to the Microscope: my Internship with Patrick Baty

Greetings! My name is Kirsten Travers and I recently had the pleasure of working with Patrick as an intern for the past four weeks. Like all good things, my internship has come to an end. But before I return to the...

Jul 10th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 5 Comments

The World of Mythical Colour

"A short time ago the artistic world discovered that on garden gates, farm fences, etc., there was a most lovely blue-green colour to be seen sometimes. This was Brunswick green in a state of dilapidation, and was...

Handel House Museum
Jun 4th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

From Handel to Hendrix: A Coloured History

Occasionally I hope to encourage guest bloggers to write about matters related to restoration, paint or colour. I had no hesitation when Lucy Inglis, the author of the very successful Georgian London blog...

Apr 27th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

A Brunel Bridge – part two

An early view of Saltash Station, with the Bridge behind. Acknowledgement: Stephen Rowson In October 2009 I posted a blog on my sampling of the paint on the Royal Albert Bridge. I had been employed by Network...

Barnbarroch - Chosen Colours
Jan 27th, 2010 | | Colour Ranges | 9 Comments

Some More Paint Colours from the Past

Paint colour cards from 1807 Encouraged by the recent reaction to a much earlier blog post on some paint colours of the past I thought it worth revisiting the subject. Introduction Some fifteen years ago, in...

Jan 11th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

A Small Technical Hitch

Introduction One might be forgiven for thinking that all my work as an architectural paint researcher consists solely of lengthy analyses of historic rooms and structures with a view to identifying their original...

Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the painted decoration in a number of the State Rooms at Stowe
Jan 10th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

Stowe House – part 1

Introduction Last year I carried out an analysis of the early decorative schemes in a number of the prime rooms at Stowe House. The house, which has been the home of Stowe School since 1923 is currently...

Nov 14th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Geffrye Museum Update

A very brief post this time as I am currently working on a large number of projects. I hope to write some of these up in the future. Having carried out the analysis of the exterior paint at the Geffrye Museum...

Oct 18th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | No Comments

A Brunel Bridge – part one

Introduction Not since my days as a military parachutist have I experienced such a “buzz” as when I walked over the top of the Royal Albert Bridge recently. To the endless variety of projects and the thrill...

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