Catching Up....January 2013

Since my last News post things have been up and down with the economy for Pine Street Studios, Inc. Lately things seem to be picking up quite a bit. Please join me on Facebook for weekly updates and progress photos at www.facebook.com/PineStreetStudios. Following are a few projects I've accomplished in...

Early Summer 2011 Update

It has been a busy year since my late update this past Fall. If you really would like to keep up with Pine Street on a more current basis, please see my Facebook company page at: www.facebook.com/Pinestreetstudios. A few of the completed projects since last time: At far left: A...

September 2010 Videos of Work...to start..a House Portrait

The painting of a house portrait of a 1920's New Jersey shore home by Hugh for one of his favorite clients. The video shows the progression from start to finish.

From Sketches to Installation...

Here's my video documenting the painting of a mural for an historic home in Philadelphia. It is new work for a residence designed by Frank Furness in 1895. It is placed high in the great room just under a large leaded glass skylight. Thanks to Barbara Eberlein for hiring me...

June 2010 I'm alive! I just haven't updated in ages....so....

It has been nearly a year since I have added news to this web site. I have been busy painting and have been adding news to my Facebook Pine Street Studios, Inc. page. Now I will add photos of many projects here that I have completed over the past year....

Bridgton 2009 Rufus Porter Museum Classes

Once again this Summer for the third consecutive year Hugh taught class at the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton, ME. A new class, "Early American Brush Stroke Wall Painting," had seven students who practiced brushstrokes, and then designed and painted their own large wall sample boards. This year's Vinegar graining...

Early April 2009 Update

The past several weeks have been filled with delays, technical problems and the need to fill in with fun little jobs. The first was a room (at left) that was first painted by Hugh 25 years ago as a 5-year-old boy's room. The room has now gone through three transitions,...

Puttilicious...The Cherubs are Done! March 4, 2009

The mural part of this project is finally finished, even through a bad cold with lost days, a big sciatica flareup and a tax audit to worry about! The client has continued with her cherub theme in her formal dining room. With the client's help, along with Andy Neylan (the...

Catching Up...January 14, 2009

Here is a little project I have been working on since Thanksgiving. Once again I didn't want anyone to think I have been goofing off. The client supplied me with the reference. The Cultural Heritage Series class schedules at the Rufus Porter Museum in Maine are now posted on the...

A Favorite Client of Barbara Eberlein and Pine Street in January 2009 Philadelphia Magazine

I am honored to be a part of an article in Philadelphia Magazine which highlights three rooms in a favorite client's home in which I have painted my humble part for fabulous Philly designer Barbara Eberlein. The rooms contain my trademark antiquing, woodgraining, gilding and matching of little blips (switchcovers,...

Ballroom Ready For Thanksgiving

Just in the nick of time prior to Thanksgiving eight canvases were installed in a beautiful residential ballroom in Moorestown. This room was painted and glazed by Pine Street over ten years ago and now has some period French-style decoration. The designs are "trophys" of musical instruments and flowers suspended...

"As Luck Would Have It" - Early November 2008 Update

This month I was lucky enough to get a nice writeup in South Jersey Magazine. I tell my friends the propaganda will be difficult to live up to. They included these two photos in the layout and on the continuation you may read it for yourself. Thanks to Barbara Omert...

September and October 2008

Due to lots of work, travel, and fun, it has been a while since I updated my blog. I don't want anyone to think I haven't been at work. Since August I have painted a couple of floral panels on canvas and installed them in a favorite client's home foyer...

Home Entertainment Area Tray Ceiling: Early August Project

Here is a project I have looked forward to starting for quite some time. This is an 11' by 19' tray ceiling in a home lower-level entertainment and game room. The tray will rest above an original 1940's French Art Moderne billiard table. The entire area boasts custom-milled cherry paneling....

Lots of Jobs From The Past Several Months

During the past several months this year I have painted many jobs which haven't made it on the site. I thought it might be nice to include many of these here as well as in the near future add any new smaller projects to the list. Some are just little...

Conservatory Ceiling in Progress: June/July 2008

This month's biggest project is a master bedroom ceiling in a lovely Moorestown, NJ home with designer Arnie Liguori. The clients had seen the "Breakfast Room Ceiling" from the projects page and asked for something with a similar flavor. The shape of the tray ceiling with arch moulding was almost...

2008 Rufus Porter Museum Classes A Great Success

This past week (the week of July 7) Hugh was once again happy to be invited to teach classes at the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton, Maine. Vinegar wood graining and antique finishes were the topics. The list of guest teachers was much greater this year and Hugh was honored...

"Birches and Critters" Little Girls' Room With a View: A Work in Progress, May 2008

This Spring I have the opportunity to paint a little girls' room in a fabulous setting: a Philadelphia penthouse with a splendid view. Although not quite finished the birch trees and critters requested by the designer Kate Swope, a.k.a. "Kate in Montana" have the soft feel and friendly animals that...

Who's Who in the Painting Industry 2007, and Again in 2008

Pine Street Studios was awarded with an honorable mention in 2007 and again now in 2008 by American Painting Contractor magazine in their first and second publishings of "Who's Who in in the Painting Industry 2007 / 2008." Only twelve decorative painting contractors from throughout the United States were mentioned...

Pine Street Appears Throughout Spectacular Homes Book

"Spectacular Homes of Greater Philadelphia" was published in 2006 by Panache Partners LLC. Pine Street was represented in the work of several designers including Mary Ann Kleschick. Work for Mary Ann included a master bathroom suite in Moorestown, NJ, complete with a Tuscan mural over the tub and a Venice...

From Start to Finish: Floral Still Life in a Trompe l'oeil Setting (Feb. '08)

Floral Still Life in a Trompe l'Oeil Setting: While painting a master bedroom suite for another of my favorite Moorestown, NJ, clients, there was work which included 23kt. gilding, faux bois, antiquing, a decorative bath ceiling and this floral still life for the water closet, both painted on canvas in...

Design NJ Magazine April/May 2006 Article

A favorite Pine Street client was featured in Design NJ magazine last April 2006. Published were six rooms that we painted including the family room with a gothic inspired stencilled coffered ceiling. The billiard room displayed a color washed ceiling with trompe l'oeil medallion and stenciled border. A detailed photo...

Winter 2008: Hugh's First News

Rufus Porter Museum This Summer Hugh is once again happy to be invited to teach classes at the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton, Maine. Vinegar wood graining and antique finishes are the topics of the short 4 hour hands on classes. The list of guest teachers is much greater this...