Monday, February 08, 2016
oops, I ripped your painting :-(.... And How To Repair a Torn Painting.
Well my husband was cleaning up and moving stuff the other day and something heavy fell onto my painting that was leaning against the wall. I had painted it on a less expensive stretched canvas. I have noticed these canvases are very easy to tear, almost like paper. I still have some that I bought on sale once upon a time, and will probably continue to use them but try, in the future to spend a few dollars and get the better canvas, even for class demos. This painting began as a class demo that I really liked and finished it out. Well not wishing to crop out and re stretch this canvas, I sent my husband to Home Depot to buy some of that aprox /1/3 inch masonite type board. Sorry I can't remember the proper name for it but I know many of my artist friends have been using it and gluing a nice linen on top for painting so I figure it would work to glue an already finished painting. So that is what I did. Here is the process:
Get a big brush, mix up some wood glue with a little water and apply to both surfaces.