Category Archives: Painting on canvas

Spanish Colonial Art Restoration – The Earliest European Art in California

Meet “Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles” from the Historical California Spanish Ranch Vejar Chapel After two centuries, Vejar chapel painting looks like new once again See Daily Bulletin News Article: https://www.dailybulletin.com/2021/07/19/after-two-centuries-vejar-chapel-painting-looks-like-new-once-again/?fbclid=IwAR0KD0WmIR5Q36s3TUpYHMdHkox0BaeIncJzLot6xkRLrNMqsrdO3ixJuBs This article has been syndicated at www.NewsReleaseWire.com/257855 What does … Continue reading

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Should I Put Glass In Front Of My Painting When I Frame It?

This article has been syndicated at www.NewsReleaseWire.com/257654  What does it mean to be syndicated? See end of article. I’m often asked this question by people who are reframing their artwork, so here are a few thoughts that may guide you… … Continue reading

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An Interesting Personal Story About Where Baroque Music, French Blue Bloods and Vintage Paintings with Hurdy-Gurdys Lead Me.

If you’ve followed me even a little time you’ll know that I travel a lot to personally consult with people about art restoration projects on location and that our company picks up and delivers. All of this traveling around often … Continue reading

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Understanding Disaster Risk for Digital Heritage and Memories

June 2, 2021 An ICCROM virtual conference and training on preserving your digital memories. It may be a bit “corporate” or professional but the info should be good. Also, remember my publications, which are the most widely distributed and well … Continue reading

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A Section of Santa Barbara Mission Original 1785 Lienzo Mural Restored And On Display

I’ve posted previously about the exciting research, fundraising and mural conservation efforts for an extremely important and historic element of the main chapel of the Santa Barbara Mission. The 1786 backdrop was designed with architectural features, statues and lots of … Continue reading

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Rediscovering The Important Genius of The Woman Who Broke The Mold of French Fine Art High Society At The End Of The 1880’s, Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann was born in Poland of German parents, who painted in Italy, was adored in France, admitted to the harems of the Ottomans and got away with creating erotic paintings of mermaids. She is considered an important figure in opening … Continue reading

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You Think Your Art Has Faded? Maybe Not.

Fading of art is something about which I get a lot of questions. Some of the types of items that I notice fade the fastest and of which there is the biggest change of color are: Many Asian cultural items … Continue reading

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Restore Heirloom Paintings? Treasured but worth it? Orange County, CA

A quick client’s testimonial in Orange County, CA for the restoration of a family heirloom painting. But, was it worth it? What is junk and what is a treasure? Is it authentic? What is something worth? This is the mystery … Continue reading

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A Ripped Oil Painting, Salt Lake City; Pets and Art, Antiques and Collectibles Do Not Mix

It’s one thing to teach your kids not to play rough around your favorite painting hanging in your house, but it would probably be a lot harder to teach your pets the same thing. Even the most well-behaved dog doesn’t … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

This article is about preparing newly rediscovered important  artwork from the 1960s Post WWII Abstract Expressionist Bay Area for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. Collaborating and consulting experts for the exhibition are Steven … Continue reading

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