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The articles below are intended to give a feel for the services and products sold by Gadsby’s. If you have a requirement which isn’t represented below it doesn’t mean we can’t help. Please call us and ask.

Torn oil painting repaired

Torn oil painting repaired

Idyllic country scene repaired It happens sometimes that a painting gets damaged. Maybe trying to hang it in a new spot and the fixing is pushed...

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Box framing odd items

Box framing odd items

Box frame for drum heads Framing never gets boring. We get to see and work with beautiful paintings, photo's, signed shirts and sometimes other odd...

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Oil Painting Restoration

Oil Painting Restoration

Damaged oil painting for repair and cleaning This very calming oil painting of a man and his dogs in the hills of Scotland was brought in for repair...

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Big Picture Restoration

Big Picture Restoration

These two pictures were damaged by a fire at a restaurant on Melton Road in Leicester. Water damaged picture The first image below shows a picture...

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New picture frame mouldings

New picture frame mouldings

Extending your frame choices We recently added a few new mouldings to our already wide selection. But don't worry, picking the best looking frame...

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Partly cleaned oil painting

Partly cleaned oil painting

During the cleaning process A great example of a partly cleaned oil painting. The top right hand corner has been cleaned leaving the original...

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4 brushes offer – £15

4 brushes offer – £15

..a great deal - brushes for watercolours, acrylics and oils! We are offering a great deal during February with 4 brushes for £15. Individually...

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Damaged certificate frame

Damaged certificate frame

Ornate certificate frame damagedThis very ornate frame had been damaged over the decades. The frame, decorated with carved cricket bats and balls,...

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Picture framing

Picture framing

Picture Framing is fulfilling! Some jobs are more satisfying than others. Framing pictures can be very fulfilling if you take the view that your...

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Oil painting to be cleaned

Oil painting to be cleaned

Oil painting to be cleaned and reframedGood artists might have the pleasure of seeing people's face light up when they see their paintings for the...

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Brush cleaning products

Brush cleaning products

In this blog Jane takes a second look at cleaning your brushes - focussing on some of the products available. Read the first article Cleaning...

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Picture frame repairs

Picture frame repairs

Some simple jobs, others are more involvedSometimes picture frames get badly damaged in one 'big' accident. More commonly, the frame is damaged a...

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Frame damaged and hole in oil

Frame damaged and hole in oil

Family favourite with damaged frame and a hole in the oil paintingWear and tear on a picture can take many forms. For this nude, the frame has been...

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Damaged painting and frame

Damaged painting and frame

Restoring a horse oil painting and frameHere we show before images of a damaged oil painting of a horse and the frame which was also damaged. And...

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Saving the Tiger (painting)

Saving the Tiger (painting)

Restoring a painting of a tigerA few before and after images of a recent restoration/cleaning commission on a painting of a tiger. It was an oil...

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Pink Pig Sketchbooks

Pink Pig Sketchbooks

Popular sketchbooks Jane says a few words about the popular range of Pink Pig sketchbooks - prompted by a new delivery to the Market Place shop.Silk...

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Pebeo Marbling Inks

Pebeo Marbling Inks

Jane looks at Pebeo Marbling Inks.What do I need to achieve a marbling effect on paper? I’m going to look at Pebeo’s marbling inks. There are nine...

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Gesso – buy or make?

Gesso – buy or make?

Last week Jane looked at making and using egg tempera. In a similar vein, this week she looks at gesso - making your own or buying it.What is gesso...

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Egg tempera

Egg tempera

Jane takes a look at using tempera (or egg tempera) as a medium for painting. It was replaced by oil paints centuries ago but, for aspiring artists,...

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