Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Virgin Mary - A Byzantine Icon from the 15 Century

Mary was copied from a tiny picture of a Byzantine icon from Turkey. So far the painting has 5 coats of paint. I adore this indirect way of painting, layers of translucent paint make the painting look like a jewel and work wonderfully for icon paintings. I have some 24 carat gold leaf that I will use for the embellishments. I imagine this framed in a heavy gold baroque frame.

The milk mustache will have to go though. When she is complete I will post her again.

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