Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Before I worried about preservation.


1969, just out of the army and back to work.  Used to just pound out the watercolors, slap a matt on them, cheap frame and plain glass … call it good.  This old steam engine is from a set of 3 that Mary kept for our home.  I didn't discover until too late that so much damage had been done.  All of the leaching from cheap matts and tape have taken a toll on these paintings.  I may try doing new versions and or having them professionally photographed and than digitally corrected and make a small series of digital prints.  Moral of the story, take care of your paintings and preserve them properly.

5 comments:

cohen labelle said...

Doug,
Thanks for the advice. This is a gorgeous painting!
Love it!!!!
Marcia

Double "D" said...

Thanks Marcia,
I hope you are busy painting
or sculpting and staying warm.
Good to hear from you.
Doug

Silver Moon said...

Wow, looks fantastic!

Felicia

Double "D" said...

Thanks Felicia, always good to hear from you.

Doug

Penny Betcher said...

I actually remember seeing this series years ago when you first moved into your house. Thought they were great then and still do.