Palekh icon painting is complicated by a wide variety of elements of the composition, the finest painting, writing realistic faces.
Palekh - a small picturesque village located in the heart of Central Russia. The fame brought Palekh iconic fishery arising here in the 17th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries Palekh was one of the centers of mass production of icons in Russia. Palekh masters worked in the royal mansions and churches.
Palekh called "village-folk Academy." This definition has not lost its relevance in the present time. Every tenth inhabitant of Palekh - artist and holds a Palekh Art College. Gorky. Iconographic traditions handed down from generation to generation.
The icon was painted by hand in full accordance with the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Icons are written on old technology tempera paints on the well dried boards made of lime, followed by applying pavoloka and applying gesso.
If necessary, going gilding icon or the icon of the required elements in the leaf gold leaf. For small and miniature letters used brushes hand-knitted from proteins or column. Scenic protected by a layer of varnish on the icon oily base with the addition of flax linseed oil.