Painting Conservation, Part 5

Not much time to spend on ‘Boats on the Shore’ this week…

However, the tears on the painted side of the picture have been protected from further paint loss or damage by adhering strong tissue paper to the affected areas.

The picture can now be placed face down and pressure in the form of small weights applied to flatten any distortions in the canvas. Damp blotting paper and a heated spatula applied locally assists in the flattening and the edges of the tear can be aligned before further treatment.


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Posted on 29/09/2010, in Conservation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. jamieaiperry

    Really enjoying these posts … I’m starting to understand the full breadth of your work!

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