Pantocrator Hanging

I’m working on a hanging for a parish in Charlottesville – here are some in progress pictures, and I’ll post more as it gets more detail.  It’s 6 by 10 feet, oil on Canvas.

I’ve reordered the photos to put the most recent work first.  I’ve been working on the face, hair, and hands.

May 1 – Over the past week I have been focusing completely on the face.  As far as I am concerned, if the face is not right, then it doesn’t matter how good or bad the rest of it is.  So, what I do is spend a lot of time just staring…and then I decide how I want to change the expression so it conveys what I want.  In this case, I decided the eyes were too wide, and the mouth was not gentle enough, and the eyebrows were not sufficiently questioning.  I am looking for an expression that is inviting, not scary, but still full of mystery, as well as challenging.

I’ve been adding lines and lettering, working some more on the face.  It’s getting close to done.

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New Annunciation Icon

Here’s a step 1 image of this icon – it’s rather large – 2 by 3 feet – and it’s based upon a hanging I did awhile back for Incarnation Parish in Charlottesville.  I’ll post images in progress.  I haven’t decided what I’ll do with it, so if you are interested, contact me.

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Prints

I finally have gotten a printer and paper that will produce beautiful prints.  I’m not going to do them ‘en masse’ but on a single request basis.  The best size I have found is on 13×19 inch paper with the image being 12 by 16 inches – and that will fit nicely into a 16×20 frame  with a standard size mat.  I’m doing these with a border so that the image itself won’t be partially cropped out by the mat, as below.  I’ve done a couple for some folks, and they have been very well received!  So, if you want one just contact me via the contact page.  Each one is $100 plus shipping (which in the US is about $5 to $15).  Below I posted (with a watermark that won’t be there, obviously) the trinity icon with the border so you an see how it would be printed.  I will work on adding some other pages with prior work I’ve done.trinity-print-watermark