It’s not perfect. It’s my first one. I tried to stop while I was ahead. But, I would be proud to have it hang on my wall. I still need to varnish it and put a wall hanger on it, and of course have it blessed. There is gold paint on the borders laid over brown paint; the background behind Blessed Theotokos is yellow ochre with a lighter coat of gold paint and the halos are white with gold paint. This Icon will be a gift when completed. I learned patience. I learned more about love, humanity and peace. More importantly, I think the image speaks for itself. It is worthy of being gazed upon in deep, spiritual meditation.