Overpaints Removal

The painting technique of Orville Bulman has an inherent problem of delamination, there is no cohesion between the ground and paint layer. In this case, the problem was severe and recurrent. In a previous repair, some overpaints were applied to mitigate and conceal the damages. To begin with the treatment, it was necessary to complete an overall consolidation of the painting. Once the different layers were secured to the canvas again, we proceeded with remove the overpaints. Part of the original painting reappeared under them. In the areas were the original paint was missing, it was necessary to apply a putty to level the painting surface following with an inpainting process. In this way, the painting was restored to its original beauty.