Pet Portraits in Oil

Traditional oil portraits painted on linen canvas

                                      After Care of a Portrait

nce you have received your painting it is advisable that you follow these simple rules in order to prolong the quality and the life-long enjoyment that your portrait has to offer.

Stop the colours fading…
Always keep your painting in a safe and secure place where prolonged exposure to direct sunlight cannot occur, as this can fade the colours in your oil painting. Also, you can dust the painting regularly with a soft dry cloth to keep the colours looking vibrant and clean.

Stop the paint cracking…
Never expose your painting to extreme heat, extreme coldness, or to extreme humidity. This includes placing your painting above an open fire or a hot radiator. Again, dusting the painting can help to stop the paint cracking over time.

Avoid dents…
Although very obvious, please never lean the front or back surface of a stretched box canvas onto a pointed object, as this will leave a dent that will disfigure the material of your portrait.

Cleaning the painting…
Dusting your painting regularly with a dry, soft cloth would not be a problem, as this will prevent a layer of dust build-up which could dry out your painting and possibly result in cracking or peeling. Do not ever spray any cleaning products onto your painting.