Thursday, January 19, 2012

Painting Conservation - Restoration Can Help You Find a Treasure

Whether you are interested in this from an insurance point of view, a resales point of view or a collector's point of view,  you may find this blog post interesting: Painting conservation and restoration and how it affects sales - an example from the LA Art Show 

If you find the article interesting, please leave a comment, pass it along to others and click on the THUMBS UP.
All my best

Monday, January 16, 2012

1920's Edgar Payne Painting of Sierra Lake Scene Found - Never Before Seen

It mystifies me where the top art dealers continue to find these great paintings year after year. This is another great example of Edgar Payne's (1883 - 1947)  plein aire masterful works. I can't imagine the effort it took to load up the horse, pack it in to the back country... to go paint!!!!! But the trickier task was to then, pack it all out without ruining your brand new, wet, oil paintings! 
This is what the painting looked like still dirty with a side light (raking light) to show off the cracks better. To see what the painting looks like after conservation and to hear more about the art restoration processes, go to

Scott Haskins and FACL, Inc. have worked on over 250 Edgar Payne's paintings over the years with the overwhelming consensus being that the work is top quality. Click here to see some testimonials.

You can see the painting this week at the LA Art Show in George Stern's booth. He and his son, Steve Stern who is also an art dealer, were the one's that turned up this lost treasure.

Art conservation questions? Call Scott at 805 564 3438
Art Appraisal Questions? Call Richard at 805 895 5121

Follow us on Facebook at Fine Art Conservation

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mural Restoration in LDS Salt Lake City Temple

The historic Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City will be closed for a couple of weeks end of Jan beginning of Feb for maintenance. The opportunity will be taken to lightly clean and varnish the murals in two of the three mural rooms. See story at