Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's Erminia and the Shepherds
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Daily Log Entry - August 27, 2004


David begins the time consuming and exacting stage of inpainting the losses in the original paint layer. Staying within the borders of the actual losses, he uses paint made dry pigments ground in a stable, non-discoloring synthetic resin medium. The inpaint is applied with small sable brushes in thin, transparent layers. The surface gloss of the inpaint is adjusted by controlling the amount of synthetic medium that is mixed with the dry pigments.

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Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's
August 7 through October 31, 2004
at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts