COMMISSION AN ICONIn 2002 she became interested in icon writing studying under Aidan Hart, and masters from Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2011 she was invited to attend an advanced gilding course with Radoslav Hristov at St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai. In 2004 she was commissioned to paint a series of icons for the publication 'Way To Life' published by Redemptorist Publications in 2006 and Liguori Publications in the USA in 2007.
TECHNIQUE: The process of icon writing is a long one. After preparing the wood it then has to be lined with cloth and painted with many coats of gesso. It then has to be sanded and polished until it shines. The image is then marked, and the areas that are to be gilded are then painted several times with clay bole. It is at this stage that the gold is laid and burnished with agate, and painting with pigment and egg yolk can then begin. When all is finished and dried it is then varnished or polished.
ICONS FOR ALL OCCASIONS......Christening, Confirmation, Weddings or similar. If you would like one I can paint a special icon of a beloved saint or other favourite sacred subject. COMMISSIONS GLADLY UNDERTAKEN. Prices dependant on how much gold or detailed work. email@example.com