I’m now working on the second icon of my St. Barbara series, this one will be from outside Madoc, Ontario. The colours from this location are much brighter than from Cobalt, and offer a naturally occurring yellow ochre and a beautiful Indian red.
But, I’ve come to realize that I am missing a good brown colour for the icon’s hair. So tonight I roasted a sample of the yellow ochre in my little kiln to attempt and create one. I’ll have to wait and see what the results are until the morning!