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Students concentrating on their work. L to R Lee, Joan, Ekatarina, Janina, Martin

Hello again!

Like buses, two posts come along in a row. Whilst Aidan Hart demonstrated the membrane technique for our Mandilions, I made a few video clips so that we can refer back to the method and help it sink in. These are all posted on You Tube in the same folder/channel as the Gilding demos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoKiOeoJ–X7JkVpvuCOqQ

Mandilion underpainting

First transfer the monochrome or drawing, then underpaint the mandilion in terre verte and yellow ochre. Protect the gilding before starting.

Modelling painted in terre verte and a touch of yellow ochre, with membrane layer washed over the face. Hair will be done with the proplasmos technique

Aidan’s demonstration icon,  with membrane layer washed over the face. Hair will be done with the proplasmos technique.

Fran and Lee in class

Fran and Lee in class with Susan’s Mandilion taking shape in the foreground.

Aidan applies first layer of highlights using yellow ochre light with a touch of white.

Aidan applies first layer of highlights using yellow ochre light with a touch of white.

Second leayer of highlights

Aidan’s Mandilion: Second layer of highlights

Highlights and hair

Aidan’s Mandilion: Highlights and hair

The method, demonstration and the rest of the stages are all on the You Tube clips. Hope this encourages you to pick up your brush again!

Thanks for reading.

Ronnie

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