Saint Javelin – Painted Edition of 5 Icons

On November 17, 2022, in Art, Paintings, by Chris Shaw

The Painted Edition of Saint Javelin consists of five, hand-painted, signed & numbered Saint Javelin icons, painted by Chris Shaw.  Each painting is unique while retaining Saint Javelin’s precise original form, proportions and color.  The icon’s figures are painted with saturated acrylic color glazes over a custom ground of glass on board, giving the icon texture, a dimensional effect, and colors a subtle translucency.  The colors used in this edition of five were also painstakingly matched to the original Saint Javelin painting.  Saint Javelin’s halo tridents shine with 24-karat gold leaf, while hand-made silver and pearl paints embellish the figure’s rich green robes.  Each figure is completed with precise brushwork using a rich gloss black that brings Saint Javelin to life, empowering her piercing brown eyes while she effortlessly holds her famous Javelin missile launcher.  

The Saint Javelin icon’s gold backgrounds consists of multiple layers of metal leaf and rich amber varnishes applied over a wooden panel.  Each icon’s gold background and sides have been finished with a craqueleur treatment, further giving the paintings their own unique character and transforming the art into a unique object that can be viewed from multiple angles.  

Each painted Saint Javelin icon has been signed by the artist on the front, and include a title, edition number, and artist’s signature on the back of the panel.

Saint Javelin

Chris Shaw

18” x 24” Acrylic with Glass, Gold, and metal leaf, on wood panels

Edition of Five


The purpose of the Saint Javelin Painted Edition is to raise funds for relief in Ukraine.  The paintings will be released exclusively through – release info will be posted here as it becomes available.   

From the artist:

“As I have watched Saint Javelin propagate online, and among the countless stickers and shirts, I wanted my Saint Javelin paintings to stand apart as unique, hand-made objects.  Like my original Saint Javelin icon, conceptually and technically, I chose to use gold and metal leaf, combined with custom mixed colors. I gave the image further depth using textures and deep glazing – all things that can not be produced digitally or printed.   The art has been painted on thick wood panels to enhance the dimensionality of the art as a real world object.  Painted over two months, the paintings were completed in early November 2022.

“It’s been a privilege to partner with and Christian Borys to produce the Painted Edition of 5 original Saint Javelin icons – it’s a high honor to use my art to help raise funds for Ukraine”    

– Chris Shaw

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