A small icon of the Archangel Michael, painted in egg tempera using fine artists quality pigments.
Care and patience is essential for the many stages required to complete icons in the traditional manner.
For this icon, fine muslin fabric was glued to wood panel, 4-5 layers of gesso were applied and sanded down, leaving some texture of muslin showing through. The drawing of the saint was transferred to prepared panel and painted layer upon layer.
Gold leaf was added, followed by wording and when completely dry, varnished for extra protection.
Please ask for availability, can also be made to order.
Wood, muslin, gesso, egg tempera, gold leaf, varnish