This 24 x 24 acrylic painting was started outdoors at the river just around the corner from my place.
I completed the painting in the studio and immedately submitted it to a show where it hung for six months.
One afternoon, I picked up the painting from the exhibition and temporarily leaned the painting against a cabinet in my studio.
When I returned to the studio that night, the painting had a rough diagonal rip from the upper left corner to the lower right. Little threads of canvas sticking out from all the edges. Something had fallen from the top of the cabinet and aimed directly for the painting. (You have to see my studio to see how this could happen…and believe me, you’ll understand how this could happen!)
I did a Google search to see if I could repair it. Seems that unless one is an art conservator, the consensus is not to attempt a repair.
Perhaps I’ll cut the painting into little pieces and use those pieces in a collage…unless, of course, anyone has a solution to what seems to be a hopeless problem.
Bob – too bad about the painting . It is lovely but I’m sure you will come up with a creative solution. Will miss you at C2C this year.
such a beautiful painting!! So sorry to hear that it got destroyed…but cutting up for a collage is a positive thing because then you’ll have a story to tell….
Hope you both are still enjoying Tweed…
I would repair it from the back of the canvas with probably elmer’s glue, something like you would do decoupauge, it will seam it together and make it strong. Then on the front, I’d mix paint and paint over the crease or tear, dabbing it carefully with carefully mixed colored paint and I’d probably let it dry between more than one coat – in other words, don’t just take a brush and try to paint it. I’d likely use a sea sponge for paint. I’m saying this b/c I’ve repaired problems on walls and doors like this. Once my dog ate right through a door and when I got done, you couldn’t see any damage. It was layer upon layer of undercoat type things and paint. If you want to try it or ANYTHING, good luck!
I would frame the two halves and hang side by side!!