The thing I like in this contemporary Icon of St Sebastian byzantine, is the serenity by which he went through his suffering. I worked on a canvas with egg tempera creating an artificial cracking effect.
I also “scratched” the blue background. I wanted the sky to look ominous, somehow electrified. The materials in short were:
- A prepared wooden board and eggtrempera
- Resin varnish has covered the colors to protect the icon.
- Finally a hanger was added on the back.
The painting is complemented some extras from our shop and its own gift wrapping.