This small reliquary (ossuary) was inspired by a photograph of one in the front of the Hedalen stave church, just below the altar piece painted in 1767 by Hovel Gaarder. I'm going to use ours for storing some of our precious bibles, from my great grandmothers Norwegian Bible to several small Bibles, prayer books, birth certificates, etc.
Painting Medium of Choice
Indian Red Oxide
Flesh mix - Gold Oxide + Yellow Oxide + Unbleached Titanium
Highlight flesh - Orange + Yellow Oxide + Unbleached Titanium
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#3-4 round or #2, 4, 6 filbert - basic painting
#1-2 liner - fine details.
#0-2 Sable Liner - fine details, tear drops, etc.
#2 filbert or #0 Domed Round Blender - brush sketching, shading, highlighting
#2 striper - stripes
1/2" old filbert or flat - applying Retarder Medium
#8 Domed Round Blender or filbert or flat - applying glaze color
3/4" - 1" mop - blending out glaze color