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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


6x8 inches
acrylic on panel

Painter's Tip

Protecting Drawings from Insects

Paper contains ingredients, such as gelatin and glue sizing, wood pulp and flour paste, which are appealing to insects. Cockroaches, silverfish, termites and woodworms are the most common destroyers of paper. Silverfish love dark places and can make nice little homes inside frames as they nibble on sizing and wood pulp. Termites and woodworms like anything made of cellulose, as well as wood, so a rag paper picture in a wood frame is susceptible. Cockroaches can cause damage to paper by eating glue sizing or any painting media containing sugar.

To help prevent infestation of harmful insects:

Clean picture frames regularly.

Never store works of art in dark, damp places such as basements or attics.

Use screens on windows and doors to minimize insects.

Use powdered or aerosol insecticides if signs of insects appear.


Katherine said...

Great advice Linda!

Linda Blondheim Art Studio said...

Thanks katherine,
Love your wonderful blog about drawing.

Tim Schutz said...

This painting is fantastic. I saw it on the daily painters blog and it caught my eye. Composition, colors, and brushwork all very nicely done.


Larry Seiler said...

nice piece...saw it this morning on the daily...caught my eye!!! Good one!

Linda Blondheim Art Studio said...

Thanks so much Tim and Larry,
You made my day.