Made to order Saint Martha of Bethany - Custom order for a hand painted byzantine icon of the Female saint- egg tempera on a plywood panel



A Custom order for the  icon of Saint Martha. The image is the first step, the first drawing - and an older work that serves as the base- 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) birchwood panel measuring approx:

The two images we see (the drawing and the finished piece) will be the base for the hand painted with the traditional egg tempera technique byzantine icon. The final piece will be similar but it can never be identical- After all, every brush stroke is unique

Size 16x10 cm approx and is 10 mm tick, though sizes vary in cm due to the irregularity of the birchwood slice

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 the painting and drying phase.Both will last 5 biz days I ll send a picture update as soon as the painting is done-  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)