Oil Painting

Morpeth Conservation Studio has 20 years professional experience in Oil Panting conservation and restoration.

Morpeth Conservation Studio provides a comprehensive service undertaking treatments to all problems associated with oil paintings and their long term preservation.

The Restoration Process

Upon receiving a work that needs restoring, we examine the work, making note of the signature to identify the artist. Trained as an art historian, we are aware of the style of that period, the painting technique, and the materials available to an artist of that time. This knowledge help us identify the pigments and fabrics that were popular and available to the artist which help us determine the best approach for the restoration. We often remove the frame and look under the “tacking” edge (a thin area hidden beneath the edge of the frame) to uncover pigments that are light and clear. This helps us see the true color scheme.