How to paint an icon

Painting demonstration – Byzantine icon painted on wood

Presented in a 15 minutes short movie

The movie includes the achieving of the icon, the pictorial layer from the background up to the light coloures applied as final layer.

Next step is the achieving of the vestment and portraits.

The icon was painted on wood, in a byzantine style, applying the gold leaf on the background.

The size is 30/20 cm.

The icon represents the emperor Constantin The Great

The icon was painted with pigment mixed with egg emulsion.