Contemporary icon of St Stephen the First Christian Martyr- Acrylics on a carved panel Saint Stefanus sacred iconography



St Stephen the First man  ever to be a martyr for Christ, a full figue painting of the saint holding a censer and a miniature church building.The icon is painted in acrylics, with very few colors (white black red and green and the colors of the wood itself) directly on wood- The panel is birch wood, carved on the sides to create a beautiful frame

The panel with the hand carved detail around measures 28x11cm approx. The Halo is made with acrylis and on the side his name is written in Greek: Naomh Padraig

Our icons are hand painted according to the ancient egg tempera technique. We produce the paint from a mixture of mineral powders, egg yolk and vinegar and then we apply it layer upon layer in a plastered a wooden panel . After painting, the icon is varnished (with a natural resin varnish) and then left to dry for several days to produce an artifact that will last.

<3 The icon comes wrapped as a gift in its own hand made bag with some extras from our shop