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Archives for 2019 | Strazza Art Restoration

Posts made in 2019

Family portrait restored

Posted in Art Restoration

Family portrait restored

This nice painting came to us not long ago, and it looked like it needed some serious restoration. The canvas was in good shape, and thankfully it had not been through something terrible like a storm or fire. That said, it did have quite a thick layer of nicotine, or possibly years of cooking oil, or both, that we needed to deal with. At first glance we thought the painting was very thin on the canvas, but after our normal testing of the canvas and paint, we came up with our best way to clean this heavy gook, and in time we uncovered a very healthy painting with quite a different look than...

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Elegant portrait

Posted in Art Restoration, Featured

Elegant portrait

This lovely painting came to us from a local woman who has had this portrait in her family for generations. The painting itself is beautiful, but it needed some serious attention, and it was a very delicate, if not fragile, painting to work with. Among other issues, paint was chipping, and there was a strong layer of grim that was hard to get through and remove from the painting surface. It always takes testing and patience to safely find the right way to work on a painting like this one, and Lisa did an amazing job with this elegant portrait. The final result was stunning. Before...

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