Saint Xenia of Petersburg Custom order for a byzantine icon hand painted egg tempera in plywood board- contemporary iconography of Greece

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A custom order for the icon of St Xenia of Petersburg. The drawing would be the starting point, the base for the, hand painted with the traditional egg tempera technique, contemporary byzantine icon of the most venerated  Russian Saint
 
Sizing - Technique
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 cotton and gesso) birch plywood panel measuring both:
 12x19cm, (4.72x 7.48 inches) and 15mm thick
The back ground will be gilded with copper gold - The colors will be sealed with two types of top coats.
 
Delivery schedule- Timing
After the order, it is panel preparation and then the painting phase which will last about two weeks. I 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"

Finally when the painting is totally dry- I pack the icons (prepared always as a gift) and send it first priority registered mail to you!