Thai scroll painting #1
Oct 30, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018
Brushed with soft brushes to remove granular paint flakes from surface. Applied methylcelllose (4%) to surface to consolidate. Vacuumed once dry and will look into further cleaning methods.
Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018
Placed 8 small blocks of agar gels with (2x) EDTA; DPTA; bicine; surfonic JL-80x across background soiled areas to test surface cleaning potential. Checked at three times throughout day (11am, 2pm, 5pm), however contact btwn agar and painting was distrubed late in the day, requiring a second attempt. Larger cubes of all four solutions of agar (2x) placed around dirty background areas under cube weights. Left to dehydrate until Mon 11/12 to allow for capillary action.
Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 16, 2019
Precise consolidation of the flaking paint with a brush using 4% methylcellulose in water.
Jan 17, 2019 - Feb 6, 2019
Retouching with watercolors, filling. Removing in painting on the lower right corner using water and filling with clear gesso.
Feb 7, 2019
In painting. Shellsol D38 has been tested in different points to evaluate the paint’s stability to the solvent.
Dec 3, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018
Jan 14, 2019
Consolidated with acrylic clear gesso.
Jan 17, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019
Retouched with watercolors, filled and inpainted lower right corner using water and filling with clear gesso
Varnish / Removal
Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
Prepared 3% regalrez varnish in shellsol D38. Added 1% silica to regalrez varnish. Varnished artwork with 3% regalrez in shellsol D38 + Tinurin 292 + silica. Put artwork under weight.
Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019
Began smoothing background appearance using wash of thinned watercolors to match what was completed on opposite scroll.
Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019
Removed wooden rods and cleaned edges. Applied regalrez 3% in shellsol with 1% tinuvin and 1& fumed silica on entire surface. Cleaned brass on rods with metal cleaner and honeypot wood.
Varnish / Removal
Dec 3, 2019
Regalrez top coat finishing varnish applied to piece