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Is this Painting a Fake ?

A question of a rather interesting nature. 1.Who do you ask and whom can you trust? Your own eye Most importantly one can say “only buy what you personally like and can live with”. But is your new pride and joy authentic ? If you pay […]

REMOVING DISCOLOURED VARNISH FROM AN OIL PAINTING

    Removing discoloured varnish from an oil painting When removing varnish from a painting one winds a small ball of cotton wool around a wooden stick to form a cotton bud. This is then dipped into the solvent and disposed onto the varnished surface […]

The Benefits of having a Painting Restored

According to the dictionary restoration means: “The act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning, stabilizing or consolidating it. The act of bringing back something that existed before.” A variety of circumstances can obscure the original beauty of a painting: […]

The Value of Artworks

    What is the value of a Work of Art ? If a young girl sneezes into a piece of paper and someone is prepared to pay 100000$ for it, then its value is 100000$, as absurd as this might sound. Value, measured in […]

A Variety of Tasks

Recent visitors to the Studio A small bronze Buddha sculpture A 19th century portrait – oil on canvas A contemporary South African sculpture Art comes in all forms and sizes for treatment. The variety of artistic expression is simply amazing. Craftsmanship paired with creativity and […]

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The Cleaning of Paintings

The cleaning of paintings is a very delicate and time consuming task. Broadly one can differentiate between: surface cleaning  varnish removal  removal of over-paint Depending on the nature of the substance that covers the original paint structure a variety of solvents, soaps, enzymes and mechanical […]

Over painted paintings
Early cases of plastic surgery

It does not happen often, but ever now and again one of those cases comes along. Here someone did not like the original looks of the woman portrayed. The area of the face was completely over-painted. It was made to look much younger and slimmer. […]