I followed the curvature and the lines of the wood and painted the image of St John Baptist. The shape of his wings and body is almost emerging from the wood. Finally he is holding a scroll with the words: “”Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” As in John 1:29.
The driftwood St John is pictured here with wings as “The Angel on Earth”. For St John was an Angel in flesh, sent before the Lord, to prepare the way for Him.
The materials I ve used were
- The prepared with gesso repurposed piece of wood
- Eggtempera and copper gold
- Resin varnish to seal the colors
- A hanger on the back
The icon of the Holy Forerunner is packaged as a gift with some little extras from our shop