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  • Art Technical Q&A: Canvas repair

    I have a favorite 50"-x-54" painting that was originally done on very thin canvas. Over the years the canvas became brittle and as thin as paper and had to be removed on a few occasions to move the painting. Now the edges are gone in places, and there are a number of large and small tears in...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 10 Mar 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Repairing Canvas

    Q: A painting I was working on fell from my easel and landed on top of a stool. This accident left a big bulge in the canvas where it hit the edge of the stool, a dent on the bottom edge of the stretcher bar, and a quarter-inch tear in the canvas. Can I repair these damages? A: Your canvas can be repaired...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 10 Mar 2009
  • Art Technical Q&A: Repairing a Tear

    Q: One of my finished oil paintings has a tear on the canvas. What is the best way to repair it? Would I glue a piece of canvas to the back? What kind of glue should I use? A: In the past, the best way to repair a tear in a canvas was to glue a piece of similar canvas onto the back side of the surface...
    Posted to Art Technical Q & A (Forum) by American Artist on 3 Mar 2009
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