Purple Mountain Majesties... Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone had a great fourth of July!  I spent the weekend with the great outdoors, indoors!

A beautiful painting and a joy to clean.  This Hudson River landscape had a round tear in the upper right corner and exhibited a very discolored and dirty surface coating.  

The photos above show the painting before (left) and after (right) conservation treatment.

This is a photograph of the painting during cleaning.  The colors are slowly being revived and the contrast is once again established, providing the original illusion of depth and atmosphere.

Once the tear was mended, a fill material was applied to the areas of loss.  This fill is then textured and inpainted to match the surrounding original paint.

The details below show the painting and tear before (left) and after (right) conservation treatment.

Definitely inspired to spend some time outside now!