This is a study of icon techniques and Renaissance illuminated manuscript decorative motifs. A more stylized icon form is done here. We remember that it is said that one writes an icon rather than paints an icon.
There is a bundle option to purchase the packet and the beautiful wooden tryptych. The tryptych stands 18 1/2" high and is 11 1/2" wide with doors closed. When open the piece measures 19 1/2" wide. There is a drawer that opens below the drawers.
Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Painting medium of choice, Clear Glaze Medium or Magic Mix
Retarder Medium (optional)
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors:
India Red Oxide
Medium blue mix (Antique Green + Storm Blue, 1:1)
*Denotes background color. Please remember that background colors take a little longer to cure, about 12 hours.
Napthol Crimson or Pyrrole Red
Dark Flesh - Gold Oxide + Black Umber or Raw Sienna (1:1) + touch of Brilliant Green
Medium Flesh - Gold Oxide + touch dark flesh mix
Medium Light Flesh - Gold Oxide + Golden Grain
Light Flesh - Add Unbleached Titanium to medium light flesh
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2 and #4-5 Sure Touch Select Round - Basic painting.
#1-2 liner - Fine details
#00 Smarties Round - Very fine details (faces).
10/0 Mid liner or #1 Squirrel Detailer - fine gold lines
1/4" - 1/2" Oval Wash - Shading halos, applying Retarder
3/4" mop - Blending out Retarder