The relief with the family crest of Duitgenius today went on a trip to the painter, Rómulo Döderlein de Win. I know Rómulo since 1983, when we both studied theology in Amsterdam. Incidentally we both later entered the restoration business, he as a painter (and portraitist and heraldry painter) and I as a sculptor. This is the first time we're doing a work together, so that's something that gives me extra joy.
Right away when the shield was on the table at his house Rómulo got started. The back side was treated with a special restoration paint, that is moisture-resistant, but vapor permeable. When two layers of paint are done, the front will painted, and then the colour in oil paint and gilding will be added. More about this in the next blog post.