Here at Crescent Hill Gallery, our artists use the highest quality acrylics and oils. These paints will retain their colour and vibrancy for a long time; according to the CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute), an acrylic or oil painting left in direct sunlight for 8 hours will not show signs of fading for 30-50 years.
However, it is best to take certain precautions when dealing with your artwork as they are on either a wooden stretcher and canvas or on board.
1. Frame the Artwork
Wood 'breathes' even after it is cut, and will expand and contract with fluctuations in humidity. To save yourself the expense of having a painting warp and need to be re-stretched (a cost of several hundreds of dollars), frame your painting in a simple floater frame. This will give is space behind the work and help maintain the stretchers shape.
Exterior facing walls can also be problematic as they are exposed to more fluctuations. A frame and bump-ons stuck to the back of the frame will help air circulate around the piece.
If you have work on exterior walls or above fireplaces, make sure to check them every few months for signs change.
4. Be Careful when Cleaning
Dust can act as an abrasive force on your painting, so make sure to dust your painting with a feather duster or, preferably, a clean sable brush. To clean the inside edges of your floater frame, a Q-tip fits nicely between the space of the frame and painting.
McMichael Art Gallery offers a concise and insightful write up for caring for your art, including more delicate works such a historical paintings and works on paper:
They suggest using incandescent lamps to protect work IF they are low wattage or on a dimmer. Incandescent lamps do emit a lot of heat which can degrade fabric and paper. LED lighting emits less heat and UV, while allowing you to view larger spectrum of colours and see more details. Some argue that the warm tone of incandescent bulbs is more suitable for paintings as they do not cast a hard white tone on the work.
With the warmer weather finally here, we're looking forward to all the spring flowers that will be coming up, as well as the brilliant blooms of summer. To celebrate, here are some of our newest works by Julia Klimova!
If you're an avid runner, then these amazing new paintings by Harold Braul are for you! As a great addition to his Peloton series, he has expanded and done some fantastic studies of marathon runners. Get in the spirit by running over to Crescent Hill and buying yours today!
If you love the city life, then you're sure to love the work of Harold Braul. His Commuter Series works capture familiar moments of urban living, wonderfully complemented by his other series which include cyclists, chefs, market scenes, birds, and more!
We're happy to announce that we've just received two more stunning works by Harold, and they're right here in the gallery!
We'd like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're celebrating with a loved one, or doing something special to treat yourself, we hope you have a wonderful time. Perfect for the day, and filled with wonderfully warm hues, we have some stunning new pieces by Mark Berens in the gallery today, so be sure to come and see them while they're here. They are even more amazing in person!
We had a wonderful time last weekend with everyone who came out to our Autumn Adventures show! With such a great collection of new works, and the artists that came out, including Harold Braul, Mark Berens, Bob Arrigo, Henri Lobo, Viktor Nemo and Vladan. We're definitely looking forward to our next show coming up in early March 2014, and we hope that you are too!
Today we have a stunning new collection of paintings by Carole Arnston! With such wonderfully rich and expressive colours, her works catch the eye and imagination. Perfect for the ultimate summer touch to any space!
Today we have a stunning new collection of paintings by Julia Klimova! If you're in the mood for a fancy afternoon at the derby, we have the perfect piece for you, so come visit us to see these fantastic paintings in person.
Those of you who came to our event on Friday have already gotten the first preview and seen Bill Saunders' newest works! These pieces are stunning - with so much detail and attention to lighting and mood, you will be drawn right into these new scenes. Come by the gallery today to warm with some amazing art and see these stunning new paintings in person!
Today we would like to present the newest works by James Keirstead! From relaxing country scenes to modern cities throughout Europe, come on a journey and explore the world with these stunning new paintings.
For all the chefs, gourmets, and restauranteurs out there, we have a fantastic collection of new paintings by Harold Braul! This is a stunning series of miniature paintings from Harold's Chef series, and they are not to be missed! Come by today for the perfect Christmas gifts for your family and friends!
Perfect for curling up with a good book by the fireplace, these new paintings by Julia Klimova are sure to make the perfect addition to your cozy space. With earthy tones and a delicate feel, you can tell that painting for Julia Klimova is a passion, a fascinating process of seeing, which alters the vision of things. The everyday becomes special, unique, unknown. What is seen, is never what is painted, yet the painting becomes a new reality. When somebody inquires "How long did it take her to paint this picture?" - She answers it, but to herself she thinks: "How long? My entire life", it is a result of a lifelong journey into self discovery.
Today we have a brilliant collection of new miniature bird paintings by Harold Braul! These and more pieces are arriving in preparation for our evening event on Friday November 23rd, so if you're in the Mississauga area you have a chance to preview them now!
Today we're featuring a brand new collection of works by German artist Jurgen Gorg. These zodiac themed pieces are truly stunning in their ethereal qualities. They are absolutely beautiful and would make stunning conversation pieces in any room.
We have an exciting new collection of paintings by Harold Braul today, featuring his Peleton series! If you are a cyclist, or know one, these pieces are the perfect addition to any art collection! Bring some excitement home with this stunning new work by Harold Braul.