Now that my clients have seen their pieces I can confess that I spent a month this year working on three different versions of the same icon, two tiny and one near A3 size. This truly was a coincidence, not a cynical attempt at mass production, though it has to be admitted there were some economies of creative thinking if not of labour. The two small icons were commissions for an anniversary and confirmation, and the large one has been on the go for over a year now, intended for the BAI exhibition in October. Sadly the red version was damaged by the courier in transit, and my attempt at a repair is not very satisfactory, so I will be spending a few more weeks on a repaint.
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