Dear Colleagues, I have a very sad event that happened last weekend and would like to ask for your advice.
The final varnished painting after all layers have dried including varnish dropped on the floor and while was in flight it got attacked by corner of another painting. This encounter made quite a deep scratch damaging varnish layer and cut through paint layer. Some places to the white canvas... Canvas is not damaged.
Did somebody removed varnish to try to restore the painting underneath?
Can someone share websites links or advice what has been done in similar situation?
So i am thinking of only one option.
1) use turpentine or acetone to attempt to remove varnish ( this is acrylic-styrene varnish)
2) if it creates the mess just preserve canvas for another painting on top.
This is painting that I am trying to preserve, since it was a commission, was upset. But I already informed the client.
This is original and not a damaged version.