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.
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.
It’s pretty close to done now. I switched over to oils a bit ago.
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.