Made to order Saint Boniface - Custom order for a hand painted byzantine icon of the Apostle of the Germans- eggtempera on a plywood panel


A Custom order for the  icon  of Saint Boniface. The image is the first step, the first drawing for the creation of a byzantine icon on wood. The icon will be painted, with the traditional egg tempera - a mixture of powder pigments egg yolk and vinegar-  on a specially prepared (reinforced with  gesso) plywood panel measuring approx:

Size 19x25 cm approx and is 15 mm tick

Colors will be the same as in the reference piece. The background will be gilded with copper gold and an organic dye will be also applied to give an antique patina to the piece. The egg tempera layers will be sealed with two types of top coats (organic varnish and then resin varnish), to make an arifact that will last

Delivery schedule/Timing

After the order, it is panel preparation and then the painting phase.Both will last about two weeks. I ll send a picture update as soon as the painting is done-  The colours and the top coats (shellac and varnish) will also remain to "rest" for a week more

Finally when the painting is totally dry- I pack the icon (prepared always as a gift) and send it first priority registered mail to you (please also contact in case youn want any special messaging and custom inscriptions on the back of the icon, which I will gladly add)