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Archives for November 2016 | Strazza Art Restoration

Posts made in November, 2016

Art Restoration now available for St. James Plantation, NC Residents

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Art Restoration now available for St. James Plantation, NC Residents

Now residents of St. James Plantation near Southport, NC can have their paintings and photos professionally and lovingly restored. Strazza Fine Art Restoration (formerly from NY) now serves the greater Southport, NC area which of course includes St. James Plantation, NC. Take a look around on this site to see what we offer. Please call or write if you have a painting or photograph in need of restoration. In home consultations for larger pieces. Pick up and delivery service available.   #Art Restoration St. James Plantation, NC...

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4 x 8 Foot Architectural Design Restored

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4 x 8 Foot Architectural Design Restored

This is the architectural rendering designed for the Met Life Insurance housing project, in Parkchester South, Bronx, NY. It was painted on a 4×8 foot plywood panel. It was discovered in a basement and incredibly dirty. It was very faded, and when we started testing it we found out that it was a drawing with fine lines and watercolor paint, not oil paint as the client originally thought. This was quite a challenge because it would be very easy to loose the color, and lines when cleaning. We did however find a way to gently restore the color, but only with grueling patience i.e. q-tips...

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Giving Thanks painting revived

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Giving Thanks painting revived

This lovely little painting of a man giving thanks for his food, came to us in need of cleaning and a bit of in-painting. It had a film of some kind over it, and it really needed some careful attention. The results of this restoration left it with more contrast, detail, and the subtle colors were brought back to life. It ended up being a lovely painting, that framed well and looks great. Here are the before and after photos.  ...

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Photo restoration print quality

Posted in Featured, Photo Restoration

Photo restoration print quality

One of the thing we like to show is the print quality of our photo restorations. John is a master photographer of over 40 years, and making beautiful prints is an important part of that. His prints are in museums and we use the same quality paper, and techniques with our restoration prints. Archival rag (100% cotton) papers are used ensuring very long life of the print. We do not “over restore” a photograph and in turn making it look sterile; instead we maintain what we call an “age appropriate” look to the final image and leave all the filmic qualities in the...

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Damaged Landscape Oil Painting Repaired

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Damaged Landscape Oil Painting Repaired

This painting came to us in pretty bad shape. It was chipping and peeling, and was very dirty from nicotine smoke damage. It was also very brittle. This one required a new backing of canvas to support the painting. This is called a re-lining. Here are some photos of the process. Brittle painting Relining canvas with new linen Painting partially cleaned Painting restored  ...

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Small Horse and Carriage Painting Restored

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Small Horse and Carriage Painting Restored

This very small 4 x 6 inch painting came to us in need of serious attention. As you can see it was peeling, chipped, and it also needed to be cleaned from smoke damage. One of the challenges here was that it was painted on a board, and we could not do any repair from the back side of the painting. The final result was lovely and the customer was very happy. Here are the before and after photos of this...

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