28.07.2018 - The Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”

The icon of the Mother of God “Glykophilousa” (also called “Sweet Kissing” or “Loving Kindness”) was written for custom order in June 2018.
We would like to share pictures of the process of the writing of the icon.

Icon of the Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”  

Size of the icon of the Mother Of God is 20×26 cm. Written on the wood board with a cut-back.

Background and frame are covered with a leaf gold.

Icon of the Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”

The main paint layer is applied to the white-black draft.

Then the artist writes the most important strokes of clothing.

Icon of the Mother of God “Loving Kindness”

On the next stage faces of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child are written.

Icon of the Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”

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