Painting Conservation, Part 3
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.