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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR ORIGINAL PAINTING

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All my paintings and watercolors are protected by a fixative spray that protects artwork from smudging and a layer of satin varnish to protect the painting from the accumulation of dust and dirt.

The artwork that you have at home will last for longer if you follow these simple steps:

LIGHT & TEMPERATURE

The best light for your artwork is indirect sunlight. Ultraviolet light should be kept away from the pieces as it will fade the pigments away.

Try to avoid subjecting your artworks to extreme changes in the atmosphere. Avoid excessive dryness, humidity, heat, or cold. All of these conditions can affect the state of your artwork in a negative way (canvas puckering, paint cracking, etc.).

WHERE TO HANG THEM

Hang your artworks away from very busy and possibly messy areas. Over time, artworks can accumulate a thin layer of dust and pollutants, airborne grime from cooking oils, particles from smoking and insect specks. If there is a place to display your piece away from these things, or where it will be somewhat less exposed, try to position it there.

CLEANING

  1. Dust your artworks with a clean, soft rag occasionally to prevent dust buildup. 

  2. Don't use cleaning products or water, remember that many times I mix acrylics with watercolors.

  3. Never use dry or moist dust cloths, stiff bristle brushes, or feather dusters to clean a painting as threads can catch on areas of raised paint and dusters can scratch the painting. 

OVER TIME

Check the condition of your artworks periodically. Many people put up artwork and forget about it until they notice that it has been damaged. If artwork is fading or cracking, a brief peek at it can prompt you to move it to a better place and avoid damaging it further.

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