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Daily Log Entry - September 17, 2004

Inpainting Palette
by Joan - Conservator

A close view of Joan's inpainting palette: the stable, non-discoloring synthetic medium and solvent are kept in small glass botttles perched on the palette.

Tiny dots of dry pigment are placed on the palette to which a small amount of medium is added. Surface gloss, transparency, opacity, and color can be controlled by brush-grinding the paint.

A small No. 1 or No. 2 watercolor brush is used for mixing and applying the inpaint. All colors are matched by eye.

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