A raking light was used to emphasize the poor condition of the fabric and surface.
A transmitted light was used to highlight the deformations associated with the tear.
Once mended, the tear was relaxed and primed for inpainting.
After treatment detail.
This pastel painting fell from a wall, causing a large cross-shaped tear along with numerous scratches and gouges.
The tear was mended and relaxed using a special technique. The surface plane was locally relaxed. Losses were filled and inpainted. A custom backing was constructed and fixed to the reverse in order to assist in the future stabilization of the painting.