This week we began a second project (here is the first) which was designed by myself to acquaint one young iconography student, Mariela, with additional paint techniques and applications often used in iconography.
Can an eight year be more excited about learning how to make a Stella Maris star than this photo suggests? I am guessing not. We both loved this theme.
We began with a gessoed wood block (prepared earlier) over which several layers of egg tempera paint were applied. Mariela learned how she will be able to render straight lines with paint using a drafting tool sometimes called a stylus. After the paint base was established, an eight pointed gold leaf star, reminding us of the Stella Maris, Theotokos or Mother of God, was attached over the top. Upon completion (we have more to do), Mariela will learn how to seal the artwork using cold wax.
Two Versions of the Stella Maris prayer: #1 traditional and #2 contemporary.
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