Resources

I hope to build up a library of guidance notes for you to refer to here:

  1. Grinding minerals (Azurite) to make pigment for painting with egg tempera. Link to a four page pdf for you to download grinding-azurite-for-painting-by-ronnie-cruwys.
  2. Membrane Technique Part One: Underpainting a face and application of the membrane on an icon face. Membrane technique part one underpainting and membrane

Icon painting –  Aidan Hart’s website has a comprehensive resource page  including icon painting courses, books and suppliers worldwide.

Aidan Hart Icons

Gilding and Materials

L.Cornelissen & Son

Wright of Lymm (Stonehouse)

To see a series of amateur video clips of Aidan Hart demonstrating in-class gilding and painting techniques, these are available on You Tube here.

Manuscripts:

The British Library

Icon boards, gessoed panels, triptychs, church furnishing and more

Dylan Hartley Ironbridge, Shropshire.

Scanning, icon photography and giclee printing:

Smith York Printers, Ironbridge, Shropshire.