Modern religious ikons, small works on matte card, using mixed media.
What began as an experiment for demonstrating ikon technique in a workshop on early painting technique became an experiment, then a passion, then a commission. I sometimes use egg tempera or gouache paint, but prefer chalk pastel, as it can be “moulded” into fine features more easily.
This particular series was created over the 12 Holy Nights, beginning with the Angel of Judgement, there follows one image a night, following Zodiacal indications, but also contrasting the Matthew child with the Luke child.
Can you pick which is which?