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Art Conservation – Painting Restoration

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  1. Hi, I am a painter. This summer while setting up a booth at an art festival I damaged one of my large paintings with two small slits (<1" each), and a scrape that has removed some paint. (On michellemarcotte.com it is of Sonoma wine growing region.) I would like to repair the slits and the scrape, although I know this painting will probably not be saleable after the repair (my husband wanted to keep that painting anyway).

    I saw your video about carefully matching up the canvas threads. I can do that but would like to know what glue you use to hold the threads together. Also, I have used Grumbacher Spray varnish (high gloss) on the painting. I think I should remove the varnish around the slits and the scrape before repainting it. What solvent removes the Grumbacher spray varnish.

    Thank you for any advice you might like to offer. If I ever get famous I will recommend you!!

  2. Michelle Kets , kaže:

    Thanks so much for your coaching and expertise with my questions! I called FACL and appreciated the nice people and good advice.

  3. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Will, I don’t know where you would go for instructions etc on vintage frame repairs. We have a couple of videos about it on our sites. This may be of interest to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER7VnD9zB3s. Ostavite komentar? THUMBS UP? Thanks for leaving a comment here!

  4. willpastons , kaže:

    Thanks for sharing for this great information. I love art and like these videos. I’m very interested in learning classical framework recovery . I live in Los Angeles, California Do you know the origin of any information or instructions to repair and restore antique frame.
    willpastons´s last blog post ..WPA Mural of Settling the Old West Mural Restoration and Art Conservation

  5. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Thanks for leaving a comment Ricky. Call our office for a chat? 805 564 3438

  6. ricky , kaže:

    I have three small oil paintings that need restoration. One is dated 1847 which has a small cut in the canvas and needs cleaning. The other needs restoration and has a couple of old, poorly done, repairs that look very old. The frame also needs repair. I have all the pieces that have come off. I’d be happy to bring the paintings to you in order to get your opinion. Where are you located? Thanks so much.

  7. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    I’m sorry it is not Athena. Thanks

  8. Athena , kaže:

    My daughter has one of the lithos that the Giclee Gallery in London ran off of Picasso’s portrait of Francoise Gilot. They used not only the original plate but the original press and paper stock as well. Unfortunately while she was away the roof leaked above it, so now it is stained. Is this type of damage the kind of thing you handle?

  9. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Sorry Gerlinde, I don’t know if any magic varnish that will correct your problems.
    Najbolje želje,
    Scott

  10. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Hi Anne, Thanks for your inquiry. Give us a call at our lab and let’s discuss it (805 564 3438) or call my mobile (805 570 4140) or send me your phone number to my email at faclartdoc@gmail.com.
    TTYS
    Scott

  11. Anne Dillon , kaže:

    Hi Scott,

    I’m on the East Coast, in Vermont, and wondering if you have an East Coast counterpart or someone you could recommend? I am interested in having some of my old paintings examined with infrared.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Anne Dillon

  12. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Frayda,
    We are located in Santa Barbara, CA. We do home or office visits as far South as San Diego, up through Las Vegas to SLC and North (in CA) to Monterey. We do pick up and delivery in all these places. Call to discuss? 805 564 3438

  13. Gerlinde Kugler , kaže:

    Bok,
    I am an artist in Ireland who painted a mural with children at a local school. I used acrylic paint, but there seems to be moisture coming from the back of the wall. This makes it start to flake in certain areas.
    There is also a problem where the kids kick balls against the wall and it damages it in certain areas. I have repaired the mural 3 times now over the past 9 godina, and sealed it with polybond, which is a medium viscosity homopolymer emulsion of Vinyl Acetate. However, this does not seem to last very long.
    If you could email me any information or recommendations as to which varnish or finish would work well I would greatly appreciate it!
    I hope to hear from you soon,
    Kind Regards,
    Gerlinde
    Gerlinde Kugler´s last blog post ..Gerlinde » Home

  14. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Hi Martha, It may be something that can be dealt with but I would need to talk to you about it. Can you call our office or send me an email with your number and I’ll call you. Thanks for leaving you comment. TTYS Scott 805 564 3438 faclartdoc@gmail.com

  15. Martha Potter Kim , kaže:

    My daughter has one of the lithos that the Giclee Gallery in London ran off of Picasso’s portrait of Francoise Gilot. They used not only the original plate but the original press and paper stock as well. Unfortunately while she was away the roof leaked above it, so now it is stained. Is this type of damage the kind of thing you handle?

  16. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Frayda,
    We are located in Santa Barbara, CA. We do home or office visits as far South as San Diego, up through Las Vegas to SLC and North (in CA) to Monterey. We do pick up and delivery in all these places. Call to discuss? 805 564 3438

  17. Frayda Salkin , kaže:

    I have two small oil paintings that need restoration. One is dated 1847 which has a small cut in the canvas and needs cleaning. The other needs restoration and has a couple of old, poorly done, repairs that look very old. The frame also needs repair. I have all the pieces that have come off. I’d be happy to bring the paintings to you in order to get your opinion. Where are you located? Thanks so much.

  18. Patricia Holt , kaže:

    I called Scott with a question about paper sticking to some of our paintings that had been wrapped and if I should send the paintings to him to remove the paper so we would not damage the paintings. He spent quite a bit of time with me on the phone detailing how we could try to get the paper off ourselves in a way that would be safe for the paintings and of course save us the cost of sending the paintings to him and the cost of his doing this for us. He was entirely professional, forthcoming, and generous with his time and knowledge, even though this conversation would not result in any payments to him. We will use him for any restoration work we may need to do with paintings in the future because of his professionalism and generosity.

  19. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    I’m sorry Peggy, I don’t. Najbolje želje, Scott

  20. Peggy Lewis , kaže:

    I am very interested in learning about antique frame restoration. I live in Virginia and in Florida. Do you know of any source of information or instruction in repairing and restoring antique frames, particularly frames that are gilded or gold leafed?

  21. James Houston , kaže:

    I called off of an internet search for help with cleaning important (or us!) family portraits and I was very pleased to get an immediate call back, an affable conversation with Scott Haskins and I was pleased to know that his visit to our house in Orange County will be easily within his travel route. So, my initial connect was easy, interesting and pleasant.

  22. shelly , kaže:

    Thanks for this great information. I love art and like these videos.

  23. Maurice , kaže:

    The Thomas Hunt arrived on Saturday morning and is now safely leaning against a wall in my writing room. You and your team truly performed magica terrific restoration! Many thanks. I look forward to doing plenty of business together.

  24. Brenda Savage , kaže:

    Thank you for sharing the video tour and your other interesting info. Good stuff.

  25. Amanda Sellers , kaže:

    I liked the video which was so interesting. I am also an artist and I was thinking of doing some restoration on the side. That’s why I found your site as I was searching for info. But I don’t think this is a field that I should try working in. I can see that it takes a lot of training and it really doesn’t seem very creative/artistic. I think I’ll leave it to the professionals.

  26. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Thanks Phil for your comments and kinds words. Its always a pleasure…

  27. Philip Henius , kaže:

    Scott Haskins and the crew at FACL have been a beacon of light in what is often a dark night. As many avid collectors know and as Scott has mentioned repeatedly, buying fine arts can be a very slippery slope. The myriad of issues that can exist when evaluating a painting are almost endless. If not for Scott I would be without my best tool when it comes to evaluating works of art for authenticity, restoration and condition. FACL has the best outfitted lab on the west coast and with Scott’s in-depth experience in analyzing art, FACL is a must “due diligence”.
    After you know what you are getting into (or out of) FACL’s expert restoration staff once again has the tools and expertise to care for your fine art like family. I feel quite lucky to have a Conservation house of international renown right her in my home town, I just wish I’d meet them sooner!
    Thanks Scott, Francesca, Oriana and Virginia
    Philip Henius…..collector

  28. Johann Normand , kaže:

    Thanks for the post. I should have an X-ray and chemical examination done BEFORE I decide whether it’s worth removing the old varnish and paint.

  29. Diane Burton , kaže:

    I have 2 small paintings done by Henri Moser. I’d like to have them cleaned. Can you look at them?

    Thank You,

    Diane

  30. Adam Worth , kaže:

    I couldn’t take the responsibility of having to work with such a priceless item. I really respect these people.

  31. Hello Scott,
    I would like to thank you for discussing our pigment analysis needs. I appreciate your willingness to advise in our project. I forwarded your contact info to Jill Mellick as she would personally like to explain the details.

    Cheers

  32. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Hi John,
    Thanks for leaving your comment. Yes, we do that kind of “investigative” work all the time. Call me so we can discuss the variables and details? 805 570 4140 – Scott

  33. John , kaže:

    I have an old master painting with a “Rubens” label on it. My grandmother bought it in the 1930s. I’ve had various art dealers look at it and no one will give it an absolute yes or no. (They all want to buy it or sell it.) It is absolutely very old, possibly School of Rubens. The problem is, it has suffered a terrible 19th century “restoration” job. With a black light, I can see that the entire painting (with minuscule exceptions) has been overpainted. Poorly overpainted. However, the composition is good and there are telltale clues that it could possibly be real underneath all the crud. I took it to a conservator today who suggested that if I want to know for sure, I should have an X-ray and chemical examination done BEFORE I decide whether it’s worth removing the old varnish and paint. Perhaps it was a Rubens that was cleaned early on by someone who didn’t know what they were doing and they removed some original paint? Who knows. My question is, where do I find someone who can do such a scientific examination of my painting? Do you do that? I look forward to hearing your comments. Thanks.
    John´s last blog post ..The Last Stand Watch Free Full Length Movies Online Without Downloading or signing up

  34. Scott M. Haskins , kaže:

    Lewis, Yes, we can address all the issues you’ve discussed. PLease give me a call. 805 564 3438 office or 805 570 4140 mobile Talk to you soon, Scott

  35. Lewis Mason , kaže:

    Dear Scott, I found your contact information on the website of the De Young
    Museum. I recently inherited a painting made by a well known artist; a portrait of my grandfather. Unfortunately it was damaged
    during shipping, the glass cover broke and the glass pieces scratched
    the paper. Also the stucco of the frame was damaged. Can you repair
    this? Also I would need your advice for if we should re-frame it or
    repair the current frame, whether we should put glass in front or
    leave it without glass. I would be interested to hear what you can do and what cost I should
    be thinking off.
    Thank you and best regards, Lewis.

  36. Dawn Maloof , kaže:

    This was a very interesting video. Thank you so much for making it. I am going to share it right now with one of my friends. She is an art teacher and her husband does special effects for the movies. I know they will love it. I am so glad I came across this page today. This was great.

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