Taking a quick break today to bring a new acquisition to my art restorer. My husband bought an amazing landscape at auction, or at least we like it! Unfortunately it has fallen prey to the usual decaying varnish which has been left neglected leading to flaking of the actual paint. Here's hoping my guy can help us out! I'm always amazed at the before and afters of art restoration! This is from Mr. Mahoney, but here's a cleaning in progress.
One of his more impressive fixes, this was dropped by a forklift!
There are so many talented restorers, but it is truly a rare skill. This book has been really helpful for me, the lay person, to try and understand what needs to be done. Here's the e-book for free. I cannot wait to have my landscape finished. I'll have to take some before and afters myself!
images from the PAFA, New England Art Restoration