A few weeks ago Lärkan made the cuts in the boards to make the wall of the iconostasis, as You have seen in a previous blog post. The “holes” that were then cut out were of course saved. And today Lärkan picked the bigger piece, the middle “hole”, and started to prepare the “beautiful doors”. I did not pass with the camera when he made the cuts, but I captured him in the chapel a little while later:
When he was content with the mounting he unscruwed the doors again:
Then we brought the future beautiful doors into our tiny lecture room where I started to paint the egg oil tempera foundation on them. And it just happened that our friend Monika came by and took a picture of me painting. As You have noticed it is always me taking the photos otherwise. Probably people looking into this blog think that I am just documenting. But I have been active in just about every task except the “pure” carpentry.
In the background of this photo You can get a glimpse of a door leaning to a cupboard. That door is precious to us. It is a door from the 1700´s. It comes from the house where our dear neighbor Erik grew up, also here in our tiny village Järbo. We were so happy that we could take over that beautiful door a couple of years ago. It has been awaiting its time. And now also that one is getting painted.
In front of me, to the right in this picture, You see the plank that will be mounted as the top of the iconostasis, now painted.