Altarpiece update July 10, 2016

Work has moved to the framework.

From conservator, Russell Bernabo-"Most of my work these last two weeks has involved incremental steps of surface preparation: necessary, but not interesting, visually satisfying, or even particularly apparent. The last four days have brought application of a gold surface to some areas, which your congregation probably will notice tomorrow.   

"Selected areas, especially the exterior sides that previously were painted with the same white paint as the wall, show a surface that is close to the final finish, but not yet complete. Those areas still get several more coats of coats of tinted varnish enhanced with pulverized mica to bring an appearance essentially identical to your small sample from last year."

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