Icon painting, part four

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Mary is coming along faster than I can blog about her, so I shall change tack! With only one more lesson to go, she is nearly finished so with that in mind, I shall put all of the images together in a video so that you can see the whole process. Here is a sneaky peak of how she is looking at the moment though....

Icon nearly finished

She is a bit bluer than she is supposed to be (historically Mary's cloak should be more red). That's the tricky part about using egg tempera, you never quite know what the paint is going to do! This is the cloak colour in the pallette, honestly! For some reason on the actual piece, the red pigments give way to the cobolt blue. She may get another 'float' (or wash as it's otherwise known), next week.

Icon cloak colour