Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Jewel in the Rough

Today in the lab, among the many deadlines awaiting our attention; came a jewel in the rough.  The cleaning of this painting is astounding.  Coming across paintings who's varnish is severly discolored and grimey, it always amazes me when we get a differance like this.  A yellow varnish can obliterate detail, makes beautiful blues...green, kills the pinks, and shallows depth of field. Not to mention adds visual weight and confuses the artist's original intent of a light and airy landscape.


  1. Hello Cousin Scott,
    I love to read about your work. It is so interesting how you clean up the paintings and I love to see the difference of the before and after the cleaning.

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