I’m visiting Utah Valley and it is covered in ash and smoke damage – Here are 5 proven tips for getting help with your artwork, collectibles, memorabilia, antiques and heirlooms with valuable info on dealing with insurance claims. I am a fine art conservator which is basically someone who specializes in painting restoration. At present I […]
Smoke, dust and grime can all make a significant impression on a painting’s brilliance. This wonderful oil painting shows major discoloration due to the said reasons above. Although you may not smoke there is a lot of dust and grime that builds up on paintings over a period of time so having your artwork cleaned […]
At first glance, this painting seemed like it should have had a lot of color but there was this overall smoggy, dark look. In fact, you can see by the cleaning test on the upper left side that the original colors are extremely different/brighter. This oil on canvas painting’s surface is very grimy; imagine the […]
The varnish is discolored from grime and smoke and also aging. When varnish yellows the original colors become muted and sometimes you may loose depth, whites turn yellow or brown, crisp blues turn a muddy green and purples turn brown. You can see that you loose contrast and depth of field. By cleaning a painting […]
Women’s World Magazine recently interviewed me for information on what can a busy woman do at home, on her own, really quickly, if she spills her morning ‘Joe’ or a glass of liquid on some photos. I mentioned about the process of writing the article a couple of times on my Facebook Page at “Save […]
Here’s a family pile of stuff that was cleaned from mold and packed away under our care. Even if you don’t want to go through the inventorying process, protect items with baggies and proper storage containers. For important papers, certificates, memories in the office, these are great ideas for emergency preparedness.