Recently completed for a local parish, this Annunciation piece is not in a traditional iconographic style, but is actually a combination of several. There are elements from icons, as in some of the white robes, some Gothic elements, in the background at the top, and even some pre-Raphaelite influences with the decorative nature of the cloth, carpet, and the style of the faces. I was not sure if this was going to work, but the feedback I have gotten so far is positive.
Author Archives: Ann Chapin
Study of an Angel
This is a small piece – actually a study for a larger piece – done for a priest friend of mine. This is not “traditional” iconographic style, but a more westernized image. There are some elements which are traditional, such as the halo embossed with a pattern, and the hair.
Baptism of Christ Panel
I’ve just finished a hanging for a parish in Williamsburg. Size is about 8-1/2 feet by almost 6 feet, oil on Canvas. Here are some in-progress images of it.
I’ve been working on this for several months, and I think it’s done now. It’s based upon an image of a painting done by Georg Cornicelius in 1888. Apparently the original was lost and another version turned up, without the original components, and many folks like the later version more. Here’s the version that I created using some iconographic elements, and under that are the versions by Cornicelius.
I’ve started making smaller studies as not everyone wants something 5 feet tall – here is one in progress based on the Madonna done for the Berryville Trappist Monastery.
18 by 24 inches, egg tempera, gold, oils.
Place to get Prints
People contact me from time to time asking for prints. For ME to make prints is expensive and there are some places out there who are tooled up for this and will make prints of uploaded art for reasonable prices. So, I have been uploading pieces to two different places listed here:
Let me know if there is something specific you found online you want me to upload. Some folks want icon reproductions – the first place does print on wood.
Final of Face of Christ Icon
I started this actually months ago – finally finished as well. Egg tempera, gold, and oil on panel. 17 by 14 inches.
Madonna and Child Panel
I’m finished with this as well – here is the top part. This is based on a Medieval Italian icon – it’s egg tempera, oil, 24K gold.
Final Christ the Teacher Icon
I’m finally getting around to posting how this was finished. Final size is 6 feet by 10 feet, oil on Canvas. If you’re not familiar with traditional iconography, the lettering in the halo represents the Greek phrase, “I who Am” – referring to the divinity of Christ.
You can get a print on paper or wood here: Fine Art America
New Icon of Christ
Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while – been super busy at work. But I did want to post an image of something I’ve started working on that’s more in a 17th Century sort of style.