Saint Maximus the Greek - Icon of Saint Maksim Grek in Olive wood- Original icon painting folk art of Greece


I used the natural curvature and the lines of an olive tree slice to paint the face (and the characteristic beard) of St Maximos the Greek A

The size of this artifact can be seen in relation with my (small) hand in thepic. There is also a variation in the thockness of the slice. On the back there is a triangular metal hanger attached

The artifact was created with egg tempera  in a slice of an olive wood branch that was specially treated before painting. The backfround was guilded with copper gold that will eventually acquire an antique patina. On  top of the colors  shellac (goma laca) and a final layer of "varnish was used to permanently seal the colors.

The artefact come carefully packaged (as a gift) with some mini extras from our shop