Restoration of a Painting

The Repair & Restoration of Antique Paintings There is no “one size fits all” approach to painting restoration, as each work has to be carefully examined to determine which process

Painting Varnish – Purpose & Protection

Painting Varnishes What does a Varnish do for a Painting? The varnish layer plays a dual role: it has and effect on the final appearance of the painting and also serves as a protective coating for the paint surface. Varnishes intensify the appearance of pigments on the painting surface by the refraction of light. This is called "saturation." Although varnishes are traditionally clear, they can be toned or altered with the addition of pigments and other materials. Toned varnishes may be utilized to balance a painting whose appearance has changed with age.

Art Restoration

Worthington Galleries provides a full range of art Restoration and Conservation Services. Our professionals are experienced in repairing, restoring, conserving paintings, sculptures, antique books, maps, documents and manuscripts and more.

Perspectives on Restoration & Conservation

Perspectives on Restoration & Conservation of Fine Art Paintings - If and When to Restore. Simon Parkes and Sotheby’s Mark Buck discuss current practices in Fine Art conservation and cleaning the Collection of Mrs. Margaret Thompson Biddle. Conservation materials have certainly evolved. Detergents, chemicals and other solvents have changed and improved dramatically over the years. I think it's fair to say that damage caused by restorers has been greatly reduced by the restoration community having access to better materials and information. But it's certainly fair to say that over the centuries, by far the most damage to paintings has been made by people trying to clean, line or retouch paintings, but lacking the knowledge to do so properly. Materials alone don’t ensure safe and good restoration. Thoughtful work, experience and many hours looking at works in public collections, particularly in Europe, are invaluable.

Painting Restoration

Painting Restoration Worthington specializes in the repair and restoration of paintings.   Its comprehensive restoration services encompass the following: Restoration Program Services Examination and condition reporting of individual paintings or entire

Craquelure

Craquelure (French: craquelé, Italian: crettatura) is the fine pattern of dense “cracking” formed on the surface of materials, either as part of the process of aging or of their original