I just finished the Icon. This is an experiment of decorating the board in a different way. It looks good to me! One of the friends of the monastery offered a beautiful handcrafted wooden board. I gessoed and write the image on.
52cm x 52 cm- Egg tempera on Icon board- 24 kt. Italian gold oil gilding background.
This is the first time I am doing the oil gilding. I want to experiment the technique. It is less painstaking, less risk-taking, but water still is my preference.