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The Icon of John Paul II

 Karen Blampied B.Ed M.A. - Iconographer




St Thomas Church was open for viewing of the painting of the icon of the Blessed John Paul II during the week of  October 16th 2012.


Please scroll down the page to follow the development of the icon.


Click here to read Jersey Evening Post article of 20th October


Finish icon of John Paul II

Detail of final painting

Close up

Day 3 at St Thomas Day 3
Day 1 at St Thomas

Base colour for the icon

Base colour

Day 2 at St Thomas Day 2
The First Stages of the Icon
The yellow clay stage yellow clay stage The Final drawing of the JPII icon Final drawing
Engraving the icon Engraving the icon Yellow and white background Yellow and white background
Placing the gold leaf on to the red clay Placing the gold leaf on to the red clay Gold size Gold size

Red clay stage

Red clay stage Tracing the icon onto the gesso surface