This week, the white bits are filled in and Mary gets a face! The green border is filled in with the egg tempera as before. The green colour represents the green olive branch and separates the divine Icon from humanity.
This, believe it or not, is the colour of the face!
Icons are worked from dark to light, this colour will be the darkest tones of the face.
Lots of thin layers of paint are better than one thick layer. This has had 3 layers
The last white area to be covered is the braid. The darkest layer of this is an orange/brown colour. So now the whole board is covered!