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An Icon of God the Father

By Mba @mbartoloabela

Icon of God the Father w frame2To the right is a portable icon of God the Father that I just completed, barring the drying which will occur over the next few weeks. Materials used were wood with linen and natural gesso, 23.5 kt gold leaf burnished by hand and natural egg tempera with inorganic pigments.

Before anyone screams that this icon is heretical because the Father is depicted, not Christ, and He is shown alone, read how it is indeed permissible in the Church to paint icons of the Almighty Father. The icon of God the Father was blessed on the feastday of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple. The icon will be in the private possession of an interfaith family.

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