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  • Do you offer classes for small groups?
    Yes. I'm happy to discuss the details and logistics of organizing a class.
  • How long does it take you to paint a commissioned icon?
    Each icon is unique in it's complexity. The more elaborate the design, the longer it takes to complete. But generally, I can complete your icon within a four to six week timeline. If I anticipate that it will take longer, the time frame will be communicated to you beforehand.
  • Are the halos made of real gold?
    Yes. When gilding, I use 23k gold leaf on the halos. Some compositions call for painted halos rather than gold, which would be discussed in the initial consultation.
  • I have a favorite icon that I don't see in your portfolio. Do you take custom requests for certain Saints or images?
    Absolutely! I'm happy to work with you to design an icon to your preferences, insofar that it stays within the general frame of iconography. This can all be discussed through an email dialogue prior to the start of a commission.
  • How do I pay for an icon?
    Payment can be made by Venmo/Paypal to Or by check, payable to Britta Prinzivalli.
  • You work in acrylic and not the traditional egg tempera. Is that a true icon?
    While acrylic is not the traditional medium, it renders a very similar final product. I use the same techniques of traditional iconography.
  • I am looking for a gift for under $50. Do you offer any prints or small icons in that price range?
    I do not offer prints at this time. I prefer to work on direct commissions, and each icon requires many hours of work. Please contact me directly to discuss the specifics of pricing for the icon you have in mind.
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