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’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.
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.
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
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.