A couple of days ago I received the linden icon boards I have been waiting for. They came all the way from Serbia to me. Absolutely beautifully made by Miroslav. I am so grateful for these boards.
It is not possible for me to make them myself, the ones I make are of MDF (pressed wood) and has no "deepening" in the middle. These are just the right thing. But of course -impossible to find here in Denmark...
It was just like Christmas, birthday and 17th of May - all at the same time!
So today I started painting a new icon of Christ. Most of the day I have been painting - here is the result:
I am satisfied - but I still have difficulties in lightening the red colour without it looking like tomato soup..
So I decided the lightening to be a light blue, and I think it will turn out just fine.
Needed some fresh air and have now spent some time in the garden , thinning out in the loads of apples on one tree, enjoying the smell of the jasmin, and everything else around me.
Too windy today to take a swim - but the sun is shining and I am satisfied with everything.