finished martyrs icon

Finally, the finished icon. I brought it home on July 9, but our scanner was acting up so much, and not printing properly, either, that we broke down and bought a new one. It scans beautifully!

This is reverse-painted on glass. The white highlights and black lines were the first things to go down. The solid backgrounds were the last, then after they dried, the gold leaf went on.

The image is reversed, but that doesn't matter much to me. I'm pleased with it, even though I erased one of the nun's faces with too-wet paint. If I ever did this style again (I might), the image will be much much more simple. 'Cause this was HARD. But worth it.

See the process here.