6/5/08

Icon Workshop Day Three


This is what my icon looked like about halfway through the day yesterday. Any guesses as to whom the subject of the icon is? It is near completion now and just awaits final touches tomorrow. We make our own paint from egg yolks and ground mineral pigments such as cadmium yellow and red, ultramarine blue, red oxide, burnt sienna, etc. It can be a tricky process!

4 comments:

DebD said...

Its coming along very nicely.

Meadowlark Days said...

Thank you! It's always rewarding to finish one.

::Sylvia:: said...

I've always wanted to learn this! We give the sisters at the monastery fresh eggs for their iconography and I always wish they could teach me. Maybe one day...

Meadowlark Days: said...

How fortunate you are to have a monastery nearby! And I hope you can learn iconography someday!