Ikons Reinterpreted

Modern religious ikons, small works on matte and card, using mixed media.

What began as an experiment for demonstrating ikon technique in an Art History workshop on early painting techniques,such as egg tempera, became a passion, then a commission. I sometimes use egg tempera or gouache paint, but prefer chalk pastel, as it can be “moulded” into fine features more easily.

This particular series was created over the 13 Holy Nights: after the Angel of Judgement, there follows one image a night, following Zodiacal indications but also contrasting the Matthew child with the Luke child. Can you pick which is which?