Tempera on wood panel.
This is the very first icon I ever painted. I recently distressed it - peeling and sanding away paint, using a file to round the edges and effect cracks in the panel, even holding it over an oil lamp flame to darken the patina. Then I heavily waxed the panel.
The original panel was painted in egg tempera - without a gesso ground. I also used gold paint instead of gold leaf. I kept the panel so that I could be reminded that my talent is limited. Recently I was cleaning storage areas and came upon it - rather than burn it, I thought I'd make it look as if it had been through a revolution.
I haven't updated the site for awhile since I've been busy with other stuff. This will have to do until I get back to painting.