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Picture of the MonthThis month's picture is the ikon I painted during a course on this subject, at the Community of the Resurrection monastery, in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. The figure is of the Archangel Michael. The course was truly excellent, and I valued it not only as an introduction to this particular genre, but also because it enabled me to get to grips for the first time with the technique of painting with egg tempera. I have put together a series of responses to particular aspects of this experience on my blog during the week following 6 June, and I refer readers with an interest on the subject to look at these.