Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Harpsichord Decoration

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Decoration has been kept to the soundboard only to this French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Decoration has been kept to the soundboard only. Gold leaf surrounds carry the pure lines of this
customized harpsichord. Only the soundboard was decorated on this beautiful instrument.

Dry pigments are mixed with water and gum arabic and painted directly on a german spruce soundboard, French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
In the traditional manner, dry pigments are mixed with water and gum arabic and painted directly
on a german spruce soundboard.  After the completion of the painting, the soundboard is given a
protective coating of specially formulated shellac.

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Dry pigments are mixed with water and gum arabic and painted directly on a german spruce soundboard, French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Two species of Blue Jays were chosen for this soundboard,
Dry pigments are mixed with water and gum arabic and painted directly on a german spruce soundboard, French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Butterflies bring a touch of motion to the more static flowers.
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Insects and hummingbirds bring a natural, warm, feeling to the overall decoration of a Tomlinson harpsichord  - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Insects and hummingbirds bring a natural, warm, feeling to the overall decoration of a Tomlinson harpsichord.
Note the border motif, accomplished in single pen strokes.

Butterflies bring a touch of motion to the more static flowers to this French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson

Butterflies bring a touch of motion to the more static flowers. Note the border motif, accomplished
in single pen strokes.

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The complexity of soundboard design and decoration is shown before installation to the Blanchet-French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
The complexity of soundboard design and decoration is shown before installation.

A choice of bird and flower species are given the client to this French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson Butterflies bring a touch of motion to the more static flowers to the French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson

A choice of bird and flower species are given the client - the artist remains free to interpret these as she sees fit.
The results are usually well beyond expectation. Contemporary renditions do not compete for attention,
but assimilate with the fine grain of the natural wood.

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Flemish single manual after Dulcken is shown finished with its custom made bench. This beautiful instrument is classic Tomlinson - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson

 

 

 

 

Dulcken - Flemish single manual

Flemish single manual after Dulcken is shown finished with its custom made bench.   This beautiful instrument is classic Tomlinson.

 

 

The white and red phase of a crested paradise flycatcher adds a touch of the exotic to this finely crafted harpsichord, Dulcken-Flemish single manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
The white and red phase of a crested paradise flycatcher adds a touch of the exotic to this finely crafted harpsichord.

The white and red phase of a crested paradise flycatcher adds a touch of the exotic to this finely crafted harpsichord, Dulcken-Flemish single manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson

 - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson The white and red phase of a crested paradise flycatcher adds a touch of the exotic to this finely crafted harpsichord, Dulcken-Flemish single manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
The decoration complements the choice of woods.

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