Unthinkable, yes, but then here we are. One of my religious icons makes an appearance on Ungood Art Day, traditionally the thirteenth of every month on JSVB.
What happened? Well, I managed to spill a pot of black paint directly onto my icon. If that isn't Ungood, I don't know what is.
Well, it was an accident, and not a designed move, like most of my Ungood Art. This image is just a simulation of the event, though. I wasn't so dense as to go for my camera after I spilled black on everything.
Painting is about chemistry and physics as much as it is about art. It turns out that black acrylic, when it sits for a while, tends to separate out into a heavy pigment layer and a lighter layer of liquid binder. The binder mostly spilled on the icon and the pigment flew out onto the woman who sat next to me. I was able to scrub off the black acrylic binder fluid from the icon using wet towels right away. If I had stopped to take a picture, the stuff would have stuck to the icon and I really would have been in trouble. As it was, I did manage to remove some of the gold, so I hope I can fix that later.