The Holy Forerunner, St John the Baptist OOAK art in beach wood- Contemporary religious art in egg tempera


The Holy Forerunner, St John the Baptist, seen here as   "The Angel on Earth".  For St John lwas an Angel in flesh, sent before the Lord, to prepare the way for Him

A little piece of driftwood covered with its rough surface covered in copper gold. St John is painted with eggtempera with the shape of his wings and body emerging from the wood. Finally he is holding a scroll with the words of John 1:29: "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."

Our tradition and our land, the beach and beautiful, neglected pieces of surf- tumbled wood found on the shores of our island is always an inspiration.  The small piece of wood was treated specially, left to dry for days and then several layers of gesso were added and sandpaper to produce a surface , smooth enough to be painted. Egg tempera was used as the coloring medium.

Finally the icon was sealed on the top with shellac and a traditional varnish of  melted wax and turpentine (keronefto).

Size: you can see the relative size in comparison with my hand

<3 Gift Wrapping: The OOAK miniature is complemented with an organza bag/ tulle sachet (decorated with a handmade crocheted ornament) suitable for gift wrapping.