Tag: restoring paintings

Before and after: Impressionist still life with fish

Cleaned and applied a new strip lining, reframed

The canvas of this oil painting was torn and rippled around the edges. I glued the canvas on a new piece of canvas and applied it on a new stretcher. The surface of the canvas was mildly cleaned and received a new layer of lacquer. A new frame was used to complete this neat piece of art by Micha Landt in 1943.

Before and after: cleaning a dress

Before and after: cleaning a dress

The smoke residue was cleaned for the most part, but I decided not to restore her fully. Her face mainly her cheeks, still show some cracquele that I did not find troubling enough to restore. It did not meddle with her face in color or appearance to much. However, no one likes to see a powder blue shiffon dress looking as filthy as it did. That was in short the train of thought that led to this decision. The smoke that led to the yellow residue was leaving a trail as it were over the surface of the canvas. coming. Perhaps the painting was placed above a smoking chair or near a fire place. After intensive cleaning some retouching, the painting looks fresh again. It was framed in a new frame and the piece is up for sale on Etsy.