I have recently inherited a oil painting that needs cleaning badly. It belonged to an elderly relative and was in a smoke-filled home for about 40 years. I do not want to pay the extreme prices a professional charges. The painting is not valuable but it was painted by an aunt of mine and is therefore valuable to my family.
Does anyone know what I should/can clean this painting with? After cleaning should it have some new sealant sprayed or painted on? What?
Thanks for your help.
From: Jhirunrtx@aol.com <Jhirunrtx@aol.com>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2003 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: artwork question
I was given four framed artworks recently that I'm trying to find some information about.
They are hand painted on hand made paper. The paper is brown. The paint is bright, flat colors. Subject is birds, flowers leaves and ferns. Very stylized. Looks like rosemailing.
There's a tag on the back of one with this written: (I've only unframed one.)
I've tried putting arnati in to varioius search engines and have come up with everything from a town in Romania, a peruvian commune, an opera singer and various counts.
Can anyont shed some more light on what this art is and where it comes from?
Thanks to all, Janet ---