Student Icon Painting Supplies

Update: March 2021

All of the boards and pigment sets listed here are for student reference only and reserved for those booked onto an Icon Adventures course. Unfortunately it is not possible to offer these items for general sale due to very limited stock.

Students booked on a course will be able to order these items – via their Booking Form as an add-on to the course fees. Some budget options will also be offered (e.g. marine ply boards and pre-used pigment sets).

Set of 12: £50.00 (+ £5.00 P&P) Out of stock until early April ’21

A selection of 12 traditional, general purpose pigments perfect for all egg tempera projects and presented in a handy clip fastening carry case (overall: 20 x 14 x 5cm, each pot: 4 cm high x 3.4 cm diameter).

This variety of mineral and earth colours is ideal for those new to egg tempera and perfect for painters who work on small to medium size panels as the amount of pigment supplied here will last a long time and the set can be easily stored or transported.
The colours provided will enable the mixing of all the traditional shades required for icon and trecento panel painting.

4 Earth Colours:
Yellow Ochre, Red Ochre, Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna

8 Mineral Colours:
Mars or Vine Black*, Terre Verte or Verdaccio Green**, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue (Dark), Vermilion (Artificial), Mars Violet, Cadmium Red (Deep)and Cadmium Red (Mid)
* * Please note the options on the blacks and greens

Ready to paint, professional quality, gessoed linden wood

Current Stock:

Small Board 20 x 25 cm: £34.00 (+ £5.00 P&P)

Medium Board 25 x 30 cm: £50.00 (+ £6.00 P&P)

Large Board: 28 x 35 cm: £55.00 (+ £6.50 P&P) ONLY ONE LEFT (with a couple of wee flaws)

These super-smooth, traditional icon boards have been beautifully produced for me by a trusted panel maker from the Eastern Orthodox church. Each board has the Russian-style raised kovcheg border.

The luzga rebated edge is gently bevelled to a depth of 4 mm. All the panels are made from seasoned linden (lime) wood and are reinforced on the short sides with slot-end braces.

The large panel has two additional two dovetail sponki (braces) which are bevelled at each end. All of the boards are approximately 2.8 cm thick (excluding any braces) and are prepared with a traditional and resilient gesso, making them suitable for all types of gilding and quality icon painting projects or commissions.

Limited stocks available in the following sizes (Width x Height x Depth)

SMALL KOVCHEG: 20 x 25 x 2.8 cm (width of raised border: 2.3 cm) £34.00 each + £5.00 P&P


MEDIUM KOVCHEG: 25 x 30 x 2.8 cm (width of raised border: 2.4 cm) £50.00 each + £6.00 P&P



LARGE KOVCHEG: 28 x 35 x 4 cm inclusive of braces (width of raised border: 2.5 cm) £55.00 each + £6.50 P&P


Damaged or faulty panels can be returned for a full refund provided proof of damage is photographed and reported at the time of delivery and the goods are returned within 7 days.

Other returns can be refunded but will be subject to a 20% re-stocking charge plus the postage cost. These charges will be deducted from the refund amount. The return postage costs will not be refunded and this expense must be met by the customer.