Just a quick update to share how the icon board for the St. Paul icon is progressing.
It is that finger breaking phase of adhering, gessoing, and sanding. Four coats of gesso and sanding has been completed. Have another four coats of gesso to do, and one final sanding.
After that the next finger breaking phase won't be until it comes time to do any leafing. I don't usually do that until the image is more then 1/2 way along.
With the board almost ready, I'm anxiously awaiting word about my design, so that I can begin transferring the image onto the gessoed surface.