The Norse King- hanging ornament in beachwood- Driftwood art egg tempera in re-purposed art vikings nordic lore



I had this mini piece of driftwood, drilled near my easel for a long time- I had the face of a Norse man (I am a huge fan of scandinavian mythology) sketched on it- Then one day, this troubled man , a king came along - with a golden thread stringed through for hanging

The dimensions of this light recycled beach wood are very small almost 5-6 cm in height  . This small piece of wood was specially treated , left to dry for days and then a layer of gesso was added. Several layers of egg tempera and copper golden halo. Finally the icon was varnished on the top, with shellac and resin varnish to last. 

Gift wrapping: The painting comes tenderly protected in its individual handmade felt bag, together with some instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our typical icon favors - Perfect for a very personal gift very special Valentine's day gift