Art Restoration

Art Restoration

Art Restoration Seafarers and sailing boats are always particularly pleasing to clean and restore, due to the difference that can be achieved in the light sky and in the waves cresting the sea. One painting recently restored, had the varnish removed and the painting...
Re-moulding Damaged Frames

Re-moulding Damaged Frames

Re-moulding Damaged Frames Every antique frame has distinctive decoration. They are each unique and have ornate feature and complex surfaces. When a frame is damaged, it is natural to believe that broken or missing decoration can’t be replaced, however, re-mould can...
Cracked and Lost Paint & Cleaning

Cracked and Lost Paint & Cleaning

Cracked and Lost Paint & Cleaning Over time, oil paint exposed to poor environmental conditions can become dry, causing cracks and losses to appear.Flaking paint can be successfully treated by using thermoplastic by injecting underneath the flaking paint. It is then...
Damaged Frames – Remoulding and Restoration

Damaged Frames – Remoulding and Restoration

Damaged Frames - Remoulding and Restoration Every antique frame we restore has decoration. They are each unique and have ornate features and complex surfaces. When a frame is damaged, it is natural to believe that broken or missing decoration can’t be replaced....
The Worst Art Restoration?

The Worst Art Restoration?

The Worst Art Restoration? A Spanish church is now at the centre of artistic outrage, following the efforts of a handicrafts teacher in restoring a painted wooden effigy of St George. Although well-intentioned, the restoration has caused an uproar in the town of...
What Is Craquelure In A Painting?

What Is Craquelure In A Painting?

Craquelure is a common sight in many paintings, of any age. It can easily be seen on the surface of artworks, as a network or pattern of fine cracks. As a painting ages, so do the paint layers. This ageing causes the medium to shrink, leading to the maze of lines...
April Blog – ‘Foxing’

April Blog – ‘Foxing’

If you are a collector of watercolour paintings or works on paper, you may be familiar with the appearance of reddish brown spots on your painting, commonly known as ‘foxing’. These rusty looking patches can mar the appeal of your painting, and if left untreated can...
Cleaning an Oil Painting

Cleaning an Oil Painting

Cleaning an oil painting can include surface cleaning or alternatively varnish removal. Surface cleaning refers to the removal of surface dirt and grime from your painting without affecting the varnish layer. Treatment aims to aesthetically improve the painting. It...