17Jul

A most talented wife

 

My wife Hayley is the star of the latest educational video produced by the National Gallery in London, where she works, three days a week, as a painting restorer. In this short film she explains how varnish is removed from oil paintings as part of that restoration work and we see various techniques used by the conservators. The picture is Bonheur’s ‘The Horse Fair’.

Being married can bring about a sense of familiarity which makes us forget how talented and gifted our loved ones really are. Wow! Those days when Hayley sets off for London really are spent doing vital cultural work and it is good that her talents do not go to waste. Signed a proud husband!

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3 thoughts on “A most talented wife

  1. I have a great deal of respect for the talents of painting restorers. I’ve seen what has been done in Egypt and elsewhere.

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