Gilding Icons

March – podcasts, pictures & more!

Dear Patreons- I am really excited to share a sneak peek of the digital icon I’m working on. God willing St Xenia of Rome will be finished today. Patreon subscribers will get a behind the scenes deep dive into the process, from first sketch to finishing details, a line drawing and a digital sample palette …

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Image shows gold leaf gilded board with satin finish typical of oil gilding

Oil Gilding: Techniques, Materials & Tips

Icons are often – but not always – gilded, that is finished with gold leaf. Some indeed are completely covered in gold leaf and then painted over – years ago I tried this technique in the mandorla around Christ in the icon of the Transfiguration which is now in the parish of the Archangel Gabriel in Glasgow. …

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