11.11.2018 - The process of writing of the Family Icon

 

The process of writing the family icon.

handwritten family icon

The handwritten icon for the family of eight.

Wood board with a cut-back.

Background covered with a leaf gold. St. Stephan, St. Nina, St. Catherine, St. Nicolas, St. Vitalis, St. Claudia, St. Emilia, St. Theodor, the Guardian Angel, Mother of God and Infant Christ.

handwritten family icon

The background is covered with the gold leaf.  

handwritten family icon

The process of gilding, using leaf gold.

handwritten family icon

Then the artist writes the most important strokes of clothing.

handwritten family icon  

handwritten family icon 

handwritten family icon

On the next stage faces of the Saints, additional elements such a Holy Bible, a manuscript, an incensory, a crucifix cross are written.

handwritten family icon

handwritten family icon

handwritten family icon

The final step is to cover the icon with a couple of layers of the protecting varnish.

handwritten family icon

It takes till six weeks to write this set of wedding icons for a custom order.