Painting Conservation, Part 3

Test clean on left hand side of 'Boats on the Shore'.

A shorter progress update this week as I am not solely working on ‘Boats on the Shore’… 

I removed the picture from its frame and turned my attention to the paint layer.

I carried out a surface test clean in the sky using a moistened cottonwool swabstick, near the edge of the picture. It is always advisable to commence tests in the most unobtrusive area. In this case the test revealed that there is a significant layer of surface dirt obscuring the colours of the paint. I will do further test cleans on other areas and see how the different pigments react.

Jill

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