2020, levkas, indian ink, sculpted wood board, gilding, oiling, waxing, 121 x 42 cm
Indian ink - consists of soot combined with water. It forms a watertight layer after drying. The binding agent can be gelatin or, more commonly, shellac. It is characterized by the highest resistance to light and can be used on various types of substrates. It is used in medical applications.
Lewkas (gesso) - (from the Greek word leukos, i.e. white), glue-chalk primer used in board painting and in gilding. It is applied on the icon in the hot, usually in about twelve layers. One layer for one day. The prayer of the ritual then turns its attention to the Apostles (one for each layer). He reminds us of their deeds and asks for intercession.