Aidan Hart Archangel Michael petit lac russian style Uncategorized

The end is (almost) nigh

Well I am sure you are beginning to wonder if I will ever finish this icon! This stage is a further refinement of the flesh, a tidying up of the hair, you can just glimpse the wings, which I have copied from Aidan’s original icon with a puddling technique known in the West as “Petit Lac” – more commonly used in Russian style icons and one that Aidan combines with a drier brush style.