John the Evangelist is the name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of John.
The entire Eastern Othodox Church attribute all of the Johannine literature to the same individual, the "Holy Apostle and Evangelist, John the Theologian", whom it identifies with the "Beloved Disciple" in the Gospel of John.
The original is in the Mount Athos of Monastery Hilandar
I do all these works myself, and by own hand.
First, I prepare the table by applying 7-8 layers of a mixture of rabbit tail, chalk (calcium carbonate) and water. Once dry, I smooth the surface to make it smooth.
Then I draw the outline, and the main lines of the icon, and I proceed to apply the oil paint.
The faces, hands and feet at the end of the paint and bright tones.
To finish the job, I write the inscriptions and in some my signature, which is my name in Russian Cyrillic "лаура", and the year that I painted it.
Once finished, and when it has completely dried, I apply a thin layer of varnish to protect it.