Category Archives: Painting on canvas

Art Conservation Painting Restoration Client Testimonials from Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City

Nothing is as powerful as a spontaneous testimonial from a satisfied client. But can you trust the word or opinion of another person? Perhaps they don’t know the difference between a stretcher bar and a strainer? But, WHAT IF you … Continue reading

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Historic Oil Painting of Russian Royalty Slashed and Painted Over But Not Forgotten

Over the decades we have, in our art conservation and restoration laboratory repaired rips (bayonet slashing) on portraits of Russian royal family members, discovered forgotten Russian master artists and worked on an important portrait by Ilya Rapin… but we have … Continue reading

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Family Heirloom Painting Restoration in Salt Lake City – Testimonial

“What is a painting worth” is a subject I’ve written on several times; there’s financial value, emotional value and historical value. It’s doubly nice when your emotional ties or historical connection, like with a family heirloom, is also a really … Continue reading

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19th c. Oil Painting Restoration Caveats and Tips for Vintage Art Collectors – Maritime Painting Exam Notes

It may surprise you that many of the paintings of ships that highlight a particular ship with its flags and name clearly visible are actually a portrait of the ship. Portraits of ships were very popular at the middle and … Continue reading

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Art Restoration of Paintings of Old Spanish Missions of California by Edwin Deakin in the Santa Barbara Mission Archive and Library

Click here for short video of the painting conservation lab tour: http://www.FineArtConservationLab.com Click here for the website of Santa Barbara Mission Archives and Library: http://www.sbmal.org

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Does This Painting Need To Be Cleaned?

Isn’t this girl pretty? She was painted about 1860. Note the cleaning test of varnish removal on her neck (and on the pearls). You can see that she has more problems than just yellowed varnish (in fact she has several … Continue reading

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Hopeless Smoke Damaged Oil Paintings Given New Life – 3 Valuable Tips

By Annia Bonifaz, Guest Blogger Responding and taking care of smoke damaged paintings, art and antiques is a job or need with which you will require expert, professional help. This

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Professional Art Restoration Painting Conservation Door to Door Service

“Consultation at home or office at no charge?!?!” “You pick up and deliver?”

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Mural Conservation Consultant – Travel with me to see hidden and secret places!!

Have you ever thought about how art conservation and especially painting restoration of old works of art help us to look back in history? Think about how much info we get about old architecture long lost, old and ancient clothes … Continue reading

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Re-cleaning of 19th Century Salon Painting Gave Marvelous Results

Cleaning a painting is the most common question we get. But interestingly, it seems that 80% of the projects that enter our doors are paintings that have been worked on before and have been damaged or have fallen short of … Continue reading

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