Thai Scroll Painting #2
Mar 25, 2019 - Apr 1, 2019
Consolidated paint using 4% methylcellulose
Apr 1, 2019
Vacuumed surface using soft brushes and hovering method.
Apr 2, 2019
Tested 4% gel with DTPA at 7.5 pH. Test showed good cleaning quality to all areas of color on the background. In areas of green coloration a small amount of paint loss occurred. A barrier layer is needed for these areas.
Apr 4, 2019 - Apr 5, 2019
Conslidated green paint.
Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019
Created agar gel 5% agar, 7.5pH DTPA for cleaning. Made a stencil of mylar for the top third of the scroll to cut gels into same shape. Cut third sheet of gel to apply to upper proper left corner of the scroll - figures are not centered, so another sheet is required. Created more pH7.5 DTPA water for formation of gels. Created 3 sheets of gel and applied (4/8), then removed (4/15) - Swabs were removing blue pigment so it was decided gels were the best course regarless of streaks that would form. Using 7.5 pH DPTA water, applied via swabs to remove dirt from surface.
Apr 16, 2019
Consolidated using 4% methylcellulose
Apr 16, 2019
Placed 5% gel on areas of blue.
Apr 22, 2019 - May 6, 2019
Filling and retouching using clear gesso and watercolor paints
Oct 2, 2019
Paint layer consolidation with 3% Klucel in isoproyl on stand and feet area.
Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
Filling and retouching feet. Removed some of the previous darker in-painting and retouching again, near the base. Rouched base and green background. Filled body and face with clear gesso, retouching golden parts, starting from bottom. Finished retouching golden parts, retouched body and face. Retouched red dress part. Retouched throughout figure.
Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
Color matched for background color with a wash of blue lake, yellow ochre, chinese white, ivory black, davy's gray. Clear gesso applied in small areas of loss. Color matched and smoothed background with wash.
Varnish / Removal
Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019
Regalrez top coat finishing varnish