Day two of the icon course. The tricky job of painting a perfect halo, and painting in the Greek lettering ICXC an abbreviation of Jesus Christ. And 'O 'OH,the abbreviation of 'I Am who Am'.
Next tricky bit the skin tone. this takes layers and layers and layers of colour.
working in my sketchbook to test out colours and hues.
looking at a finished icon of Christ Pantocrator.
some of the paints we used.
The egg and alcohol mixture, the plaka, casein (milk based) paint.